DAMOH: In an inhumane act, a man and his five-year-old daughter were thrown out of the bus they were travelling in after his sick wife died on board in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
The shameful incident took place, when Ram Singh, a resident of Chhatarpur District, was taking his ill wife Malli Bai to the Damoh district hospital along with his daughter.
After Ram Singh’s wife died on her way to the hospital, the bus conductor forced him to move out of the bus in the middle of a forest along with his wife’s body and daughter, even though it was raining heavily.
When bus conductor Sharda Sen was asked about his action, he said other passengers had problem in travelling with the body; so, they asked Singh to move out of the bus.
Malli had given birth to a daughter on Thursday, after which she fell sick and Ram Singh was taking her to the hospital for treatment.
However, two lawyers — Mrityunjay Hazari and Rajesh Patel — who were passing through the forest area saw Singh trying to feed his daughter, while his wife’s body was lying on the ground.
They stopped there to help him and one of them called police for help.
Patel alleged that police came to the spot, note down the details and returned without helping them.
Later, the lawyers called a private ambulance to send the body to Ram Singh’s home.
When questioned about the incident, P.D. Minj of the Batiagarh police station said no such incidence was reported.
A few days back, in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, a man was forced to carry his wife’s body on his shoulders after failing to get help from a government hospital.