60-yr-old man carries home wife’s dead body

DIPHU, AUG 6 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 8/6/2019 1:01:19 PM IST

In a shocking incident, a 60-yr-old man had to carry his dead wife’s body on his shoulders from Diphu Civil hospital after he was allegedly denied ambulance service, reports The Northeast Today.

The incident happened around 6 Pm on Monday evening. 60-yr-old Men Bey had to carry the body of his dead wife — Kadom Ronghangpi (58) all the way from the hospital till Men Ronghang village, which is about 3 Km from Diphu town under Dhansiri MAC Consituency. 

The matter came into light, when a local journalist, Vivian Longki Rongpi while on his way to Rongnihang, saw 60-yr-old Men Bey carrying someone on his shoulders near Indian Oil depot, along Diphu-Manja road.

He stopped the man and enquired as to whether the woman was unwell to which the elderly man weakly replied, “No, she is dead and she was my wife. Now I am proceeding towards my native place in Men Ronghang village.”

Men Bey narrated his ordeal stating that he admitted his wife at Diphu civil hospital on Monday morning and in the evening at around 3 pm, she breathed her last.

“I don’t have money so I just have to carry my wife’s dead body on my back from Diphu Civil hospital; none an auto rickshaws were willing to drop me even the hospital authority did not provide an ambulance, because we are poor,” said Bey.

The scribe then sought help from leaders of the United Karbi Youth Association (UKYA) including its President Verlongki Dera and General Secretary Anderson Ronghang, who later arranged for transportation and accompanied the elderly man till his home. Men Bey reached home at around 8 pm.

Talking to this scribe, one family member said, Kadom Ronghangpi was admitted to Diphu Civil hospital on Monday morning as she was suffering from diarrhoea.

When information was sought from the hospital, Superintendent of Diphu Civil Hospital Dr. Nukul Shyam told this scribe that he was not aware of this incident. 

“The victim should have approached the appropriate authority; it is due to miscommunication,” he said.

It may be mentioned that Men Bey’s village Ronghang is just 3 kms distance from Diphu civil hospital in Diphu town. The road leading to the village is, however, in a dilapidated condition causing locals in Men Ronghang village  tremendous hardship in commuting. 

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