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Man carries wife’s body on bicycle after villagers prevent cremation

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:17 PM, 28 April 2021  

Man carries wife’s body on bicycle after villagers prevent cremation

Man carries wife’s body on bicycle after villagers prevent cremation

Once again a heartrending incident happened at Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh in India, an elderly man was forced to carry the body of his deceased wife on a bicycle for hours in search of a place to cremate her.

Photos have now emerged of the man sitting on the roadside to rest while the body of the woman lies on the road along with the bicycle.

Locals of the village in Jaunpur did not allow the funeral of the woman fearing coronavirus. The administration, however, has not confirmed if she was Covid positive.

The elderly man then ended up carrying his wife on the bicycle and rode around the place for hours.

No one in the village tried to help the man with the cremation, nor did anyone reach out to him to share his grief. On the other hand, they ended up stopping the man from cremating his wife at the cremation ghat near the village.

After the police were informed of the ordeal, the Jaunpur Police then conducted the last rites of the woman at Ramghat on Tuesday.

Rajkumari, the 50-year-old wife of Tilakdhari Singh, a resident of Amberpur in Madiyahu Kotwali area of Jaunpur district, had been ill for a long time.

On Monday, her condition deteriorated when her husband admitted her to the Umanath Singh District Hospital. However, she died soon after and the hospital sent her body back in an ambulance.

Villagers didn't come forward to help the elderly man when he took it upon himself to cremate the body as it had started decomposing. Photos of the incident are now being shared on social media, criticising the administration for failing to prevent the tragedy.

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