Family carries body of farmer on cot for postmortem in Tikamgarh

ANI | Updated: Dec 29, 2017 20:06 IST

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) [India] Dec 29 (ANI): In yet another inhumane incident, people had to carry the body of a farmer on a cot up to two kilometers for postmortem as the administration did not provide an ambulance.

Dhaniram Kushwaha of village Bargola in Tikamgarh district committed suicide due to poverty.

According to Mitthulal, his son Dhaniram was upset due to unemployment.

"Farms in the area have become barren due to the drought from last three years. My son was searching for a daily wage work from last three days. When he did not succeed, he committed suicide," Mitthulal said.

Though Prithvipur police reached the spot, no vehicle or ambulance was provided to the bereaved poor family.

The villagers carried the body on a cot and walked up to two kilometers to a hospital in Prithvipur.

Though Tikamgarh is declared as a drought hit area and MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) Scheme is being implemented, the ground reality could be understood by the fact that Dhaniram wandered for three days but could not find work.

Around 120 farmers have committed suicide in Tikamgarh district in last three years. (ANI)