Shame! Man carries dead brother’s body on cycle for 8 kms in Assam
In a throwback to Odisha’s Dana Majhi incident, a man carried his dead dead brother on a bicycle in Assam.
Dimple Das made his last journey of 8 kms, tied to his brother’s bicycle, from Garamur to Balijan village in Lakhimpur.
The incident was reported from Majuli, the constituency represented by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Media reports said Dimple Das had been brought to the civil hospital in Garamur on a bicyle on Monday.
Doctors treated him for severe respiratory problem and gave him oxygen supply. But his condition worsened and he passed away.
His brother reportedly left with his body without waiting for the hospital’s hearse van driver to arrive.
Majuli Deputy Commissioner P G Jha told The Indian Express that their village Balijan did not have a motorable road They also had to cross a makeshift bamboo bridge to reach the main road to Garamur.
After TV channels aired the report on Tuesday, CM Sonowal ordered a probe into the incident.
Eight months ago visuals of Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders in Odisha has sparked off an international outcry.