A man from Telangana was forced to use a wooden cart to carry his wife’s body more than 60 km in Medak district as he was not able to afford an ambulance,PTI reports.
Gunna Ramalu, a begger, told the Police that his wife Kavita died on Friday afternoon in Langarhouz. He walked with his wife’s body in wooden cart as he doesn’t have money for the ambulance service or vehicle. His intention was to reach his native village of Manoor , but he lost the way and reached Vikarabad, 85 km away from the destination.
Later, the Vikarabad police and locals raised money and helped the man to hire an ambulance, Indian Express reported.
The couple had leprosy.
“Ramulu is over 60 years old and the leprosy has severely impaired his walking. But he claims he walked all the way from Hyderabad, got lost and ended up at Vikarabad junction. Some people called the police and they pooled in money. We arranged for an ambulance to take the body to his village,’’Vikarabad Circle Inspector told Indian Express.
Earlier in September, a man from Odisha was forced to carry his wife’s dead body for 13 km after hospital denied him an ambulance as he had no money.