- A footage of a man carrying the body of his lifeless wife over his shoulder is circulating on social media
- Dana Majhi and his 12-year-old daughter were forced to walk 10 kilometers because they can't afford to pay for an ambulance to transport them to their home
- His wife died of tuberculosis at a hospital in Kalahandi, India on Tuesday night
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A heartbreaking video of a man carrying his wife's lifeless body with their daugher grieving on his side has agitated several netizens.
Dana Majhi has no other choice but to walk 10 kilometers while lifting his dead wife over his shoulder. Their destination is in Bhubaneswar, in the Indian state of Odisha. They have to reach their home whatever it takes.
According to a report from NDTV, Majhi's 42-year-old wife passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Kalahandi because of tuberculosis.
The body of his dead wife was wrapped in a blanket for their long journey.
Majhi said he has told the hospital employees their situation but has not received any help.
"I told the hospital authorities that I am a poor man and cannot afford a vehicle," Majhi told local reporters.
"I kept requesting them but they said they could not help," he added.
Because the family do not have enough money, or maybe none at all, the father and the 12-year-old daughter endured 10 km walk while both were weeping. It's very painful to see them walking just because they do not have resources to pay for an ambulance or any other transportation to reach their destination. Isn't that too much already?
Kalikesh Singh Deo said in his tweeter that he already informed the local minister about the situation.
"I have already asked the local minister to verify this and take appropriate action," Deo, a member of Parliament of the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal wrote in his tweet.
Meanwhile, Kalahandi District Collector Brunda D noted that they already took action upon hearing what happened.
"As we got to know of the incident, we arranged for an ambulance."
In between their mourns and sorrows for losing a family member, they were forced to travel 10 km with their feet until an ambulance was arranged to help them traverse the remaining 60 kilometers of their trek.
- Kami Media