No hearse, Man carries dead daughter on stretcher in Phulbani


Kandhamal: In yet another shameful incident, a father carried the dead body of his minor daughter on a stretcher from the district medical to his village following non-availability of hearse.

The minor, Alibha Pradhan, died on June 12.

While on the way, the Phulbani Town Police stopped the father and arranged a Mahaprayana, a government dead body-carrying vehicle, and sent the body to the village.

Kandhamal’s Collector Dr. Brunda D. has ordered an enquiry into the incident.

The Project Director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Tusar Kant Mohanty has been investigating the case after visiting the district medical and has questioned different officials. He also visited the village of the deceased girl.

“Today, he might submit the report and stringent action will be taken against the accused,” said the collector.

“An internal enquiry has been conducted and everything will be clear after the enquiry,” said Kandhamal’s Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

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