NFTV : Odisha : Sajjad Badshah : In India tribal and backward people are always neglected by the system from the the time of British rule and after the freedom also , but in Kalahandi of Odisha the inhumanity crosses all its limits . Daana Majhi, a tribal man and resident of Melagahara village in Kalahandi’s Thuamul Rampur block, was left with no option but to carry his wife Amanga Dei Majhi, dead body on his shoulders when the district administration denied to provide him an mortuary van . Tuberculosis patient Amanga died on Wednesday at the district headquarters hospital in Bhawanipatna town of Kalahandi, which is 60km from his village .
Daana said: “I pleaded with the hospital authorities to arrange for a vehicle or an ambulance to carry the body. But as no one came forward to help me, I decided to carry the body on my shoulder to the village for cremation. Daana set out on his journey with the body of his wife on his shoulder. He had for company the eldest among his three daughters,
Around 9.30am and 10 km away from Bhawanipatna , a few villagers of Sagada, a tiny roadside village, came to his rescue when they saw Daana Majhi struggling to maintain balance with the corpse on his shoulder. and the villagers of Sagada called few media persons of Kalahandi after that journalists arranged the ambulance to take the dead body to the village of Dana Majhi .