Angul, April 11: Body of a poor woman of Talcher was brought from the distant city of Amritsar in Punjab and cremated at her village on Sunday, thanks to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for his timely intervention and support.
According to information, Abhijita Bhutia alias Reshama of Biharipur village under Talcher Sadar police limits had married Tapas Ranjan Paika of Nupapatana Hindol Sahi of Dhenknal district on June 25, 2019. However, parents received a sorrowful message on April 6 that Abhijita had died in Amritsar.
According to a complaint lodged at the Gumtala police station in Amritsar, parents alleged that Abhijita was murdered. They also approached the Angul SP and sought action against the culprits. However, they could not bring the body from Punjab due to lack of funds.
The body could be brought only after Pradhan extended required support. Family members and villagers have thanked the Union Minister a lot.