Man’s Corpse Carried On Bullock Cart, Buried In Forest In Balangir

Balangir: The body of a man was carried on a bullock cart and buried by his minor son in a forest after no one turned up for his last rites. Such an incident has occured at Padhel village in Patnagarh block of Balangir district.

Reportedly, the deceased Kalyan was a native of Chhattisgarh who had come to the village many years back. He had fell in love with Sita Saraf of the village, got married and had two sons and two daughters with her.

Kalyan fell ill few days back and was admitted to Bhima Bhoi Medical College & Hospital. He died during treatment on Saturday (August 7) night.

His body was taken to Jhulenbar village, where the he and Sita were staying after their marriage. Sita informed her family members about his death but no one turned up saying Kalyan belongs to other caste.

As no one came forward to perform the last rites, a villager agreed on Sita’s request to carry the body on a bullock cart to a nearby forest where Kalyan’s body was buried with his minor son performing the last rites.