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Uttar Pradesh shocker: Family forced to carry body in cycle-rickshaw after hospitals deny ambulance

In yet another incident of government apathy, a family in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh was forced to carry the body of a relative in a cycle-rickshaw after they were denied an ambulance on Sunday, ANI reported.

The report added that the body was found on the railway track near Atra Station. When the Government Railway Police (GRP) tried to get an ambulance from nearby hospitals, no one came forward to help.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"After getting no response from any of the hospital, we advised the family to take the body for post mortem in a rickshaw," GRP official, Sepak Diwakar Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

With no help from hospitals, the bereaved family had to carry the body in an open rickshaw for postmortem, Zee News reported.

In May this year, a video footage of an Assam resident carrying the body of his three-year-old son on a two-wheeler from a government hospital near Bengaluru went viral. After receiving flak on social media, the body was taken back home decently in an ambulance. In Uttar Pradesh's Etwah, in the same month, a labourer was forced to carry the body of his 15-year-old son over his shoulder after he was allegedly denied help by doctors at a government hospital.

In June, a man in Bihar had to reportedly carry his wife's body on a motorcycle after he was allegedly denied a mortuary van by a hospital. Expressing its displeasure over the incident, the National Human Rights Commission had sent a notice to Bihar government.

Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 13:31 PM

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