Dana Majhi incident: Odisha to provide info to PMO soon

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2:

The Odisha government Thursday received a letter from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking a report on the incident in Bhawanipatna where one impoverished Dana Majhi, had to carry the body of his wife on his shoulders for at least 12 km as he couldn’t afford to hire a hearse nor was provided one by the district headquarters hospital authorities.

Dana Majhi carrying his wife's body on shoulders
Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s body on shoulders

The PMO’s letter dispatched on August 26 seeking details of the incident was received by the state government yesterday.

“All facts pertaining to how the incident happened, what action has been taken, everything in detail will be certainly provided to the Prime Minister by the state government at the earliest,” informed Pratap Keshari Deb, BJD spokesperson.

“In the past too we have said that the incident was an unfortunate incident and it should not have happened. An inquiry has been conducted on the incident and the government has received the report. The state government will accordingly inform the Prime Minister,” Deb added.

On being asked if politics had anything to do with the letter from the PMO, Deb replied in the negative and said that he felt that it was a formality.



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