Turned away from crematorium due to lack of money, Tribal man buries wife under garbage

"Some asked me to throw her in the river, but I decided to collect pieces of wood, polythene and rubber to cremate her," said Jagdish whose wife died due to illness.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2016 5:59 pm
tribal man The man had also approached the corporator of the area who had refused to oblige him.

In a shocking case of social apathy, a tribal man in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch town cremated his wife using garbage after he was turned away from crematorium due to lack of money. The man had also approached the corporator of the area who had refused to oblige him.

“Was turned away from the municipal corporation. They asked me to approach the corporator who is also a tribal, but he too refused to help. Some asked me to throw her in the river, but I decided to collect pieces of wood, polythene and rubber to cremate her,” said Jagdish whose wife died due to illness.

This is not the first case of insensitivity shown by authorities. A tribal man in Kalahandi, recently, carried his wife’s body on his shoulders for nearly 12 km as he had no money for a hearse van and the district hospital authorities allegedly refused to arrange one.

In another example of government apathy, a father carried his ailing son right on his shoulders after a government-run hospital in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh refused to admit him.

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    indian
    Sep 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm
    This is outrageous. Thanks IE for throwing a light on this callous behaviour.
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    1. M
      MyTake
      Sep 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm
      Real picture of India put together by the Nehruvians! In the past these pictures would not even make any important item in Hinglish media, so much for the responsibility under democracy! All one could find in media is vote bank, caste/religious war and polical priest cl of the time!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Suppose this man is about 50 years old. Only because of last two years of Modi rule now the picture of last 48 years making news! More these news come to light the better. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That's the difference between Congie rule and Modi rule! Slowly people are having a chance to reach out to their real soul in order to nurture it and not the fake ones!!
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        Anto
        Sep 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm
        The person who says that journalism have hit rock bottom found that he is turned away in such a situation then only he would understand what the real situation is. I pity him.
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        1. Bhogendra Thakur
          Sep 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm
          NDTV showing about Odisha and UP incidents, but not this. Is it because it is MP, a BJP ruled state? So much fear among news channels!
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            Indian
            Sep 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm
            Why bollywood don't make films regarding these real Indian stories?. They spend too much time on foreign subjects
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