Bolangir, Apr 28: In what can be termed as very disgusting, a youth was forced to carry the body of his father on his cycle to village crematorium ground due to unavailability of “Mahaprayan” vehicle in a village in Bolongri district on Wednesday.
According to information, the incident has occurred Bhaludunguri village under Odiapalli gram panchayat in the district.
The elderly man had tested positive for Covid virus on Monday and he succumbed to the virus this morning. Though his son requested the concerned authorities for a Mahaparayan vehicle to carry the body, still no response he received from them. Finally, he carried the body on his cycle to the crematorium and cremated the body.
It may be noted that Mahaparayan vehicle is provided by the Government to carry bodies to crematorium free of cost.