Berhampur: A man whose face and upper body has been disfigured after falling into hot cooking oil in July this year has asked the State government for his treatment or grant mercy death.
Reportedly, the pleader Siba Shankar Mishra was working as a cook at a hotel in Paralakhemundi. On July 1 this year, he accidentally tripped and fell into a pan of hot cooking oil.
He was initially admitted at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack and as his face had completely disfigured, the doctor there suggested for surgery, the cost of which is very high.
To add to his woes, his wife left him along with their five-year-old daughter. She also took Rs 75,000 out of the Rs 1,20,000 compensation given to Mishra by the hotel owner. His father and elder brothers also did not accept him.
It is a Good Samaritan Sudha Pradhan who is taking care of Mishra at the City Hospital in Berhampur since last 15 days. He even requested the Government to support Mishra’s treatment following which he will even take begging as a profession.