Poverty forces family to donate deceased boy’s body to medical college; in Bastar region
In a rather bizarre case, a woman donated her deceased son’s body to Jagdalpur Medical College hospital merely because she had no money to transport his mortal remains back to the village or to perform the last rites.
Another woman, identified as sister-in-law of the deceased said no one came to help the family.
The deceased was identified as Baaman and may have died due to being hit by an unidentified vehicle on February 12.
He passed away on February 15 itself.
She told media persons that because they are poor and would have to struggle in cremating the body, they complied when someone from the hospital suggested them to donate the dead body.
The fact that the family donated the body to the medical college was because of the family’s poverty, the hospital sources also confirmed.
He was taken to a hospital immediately but could not be saved.>