Villager carries mother’s body alone as others refuse to help | India News

SHIMLA: In a heart-rending incident in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, a man was forced to carry the body of his mother, who died of Covid-19, on his shoulders to the cremation ground as no relative, nor the villagers or district administration offered any help for fear of contracting the deadly virus.
The man, identified as Veer Singh, cremated his mother, who was a former uppradhan of Bhangwar panchayat, and died alone at home on Wednesday.
Distressing images of the man from Ranital area of Kangra district walking to the cremation ground on Thursday went viral on social media.
In a similar incident in Hamirpur district, a Covid-19 patient died at Bhakredi panchayat and no villager turned up for the last rites. The deceased’s son, a Covid-19 patient himself, contacted local MLA Inderdutt Lakhanpal, who arranged the last rites as per Covid-19 protocol.
The CM said that the administration concerned must ensure that the family members of Covid-19 patients get full support and cooperation from the district administration in performing the last rites of their dead.

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