UP: Father begs for money to carry daughter’s body home

The incident came to light after a photograph of Ramesh begging went viral on social media.

By: Express Web Desk | Lakhimpur Kheri | Published:September 11, 2016 2:24 am
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A distressed father in the Mitauli area of Uttar Pradesh chose to beg in order to arrange a vehicle to carry his daughter’s dead body back home on Friday. According to reports, Suatali area’s Ramesh sat beside his daughter’s body on the road, begging money from pedestrians. The incident came to light after a photograph, wherein Ramesh could be seen begging, went viral on social media.

Despite his pleas for a vehicle to carry his dead daughter back to their home in Suatali, no one came to his rescue. Subsequently, Ramesh put the body on a footpath outside the hospital and started begging from passers-by. Authorities, however, said that Ramesh had not intimated the hospital for an ambulance, according to reporters.

Mitauli’s Chief Development Officer Amit Singh Bansal sought all documents related to the girl’s admission and treatment. He also said, “If the girl’s father had intimated hospital staff for the ambulance, the same could have been arranged.”

Hospital authorities informed that the girl was admitted to the Mitauli Health Centre on Thursday with high fever. She was later referred to the Lakhimpur Kheri district hospital where she was declared brought dead. The incident is starkly similar to that of Odisha’s Dana Majhi. On August 24, Majhi had walked about 10 kilometres along with his teenage daughter, carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders after he was allegedly denied a hearse by Kalahandi district hospital.

with inputs from PTI