Ganjam: In a heart-wrenching incident, an ailing woman died on roadside after she was abandoned by bus midway on the National Highway-16 in Ganjam district.
The deceased woman has been identified as Runu Swain, a resident of Padmatola village under Patapur Block in Ganjam district.
According to reports, the ailing woman was travelling with her son Sujit Swain in a private bus to Bhubaneswar AIIMS on Thursday. At around 3.30 pm, the health condition of the woman suddenly deteriorated inside the bus. With no option left, her son prayed to the bus staff and co-passengers to take her to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, nobody came forward to extend support to him. Rather, the bus staff forced the duo to alight near a temple in Ganjam town on the NH. A few minutes later, Sujit lost his mother on the roadside.
The incident drew sharp reactions following which locals crowded the NH. A police patrolling team reached the spot and arranged an ambulance to send the body to her village.