Nabarangpur: The body of a woman was carried on bicycle by her two brothers for cremation after relatives and villagers allegedly refused to lend their shoulders over some dispute.
The unfortunate incident occurred in Gambariguda panchayat under Chandahandi block of Nabrangpur district.
As per reports, the deceased Malati Pande was the only sister of Tekaram Pande and Purushottam Pande. The woman who was a divorcee was battling ailments for many days and breathed her last on Friday night.
The two brothers informed their relatives and neighbours about the news and sought their help for the last rites of the woman but to no avail. Sources said there was a dispute between the victim’s family and villagers resulting in funeral boycott.
Finding no alternative, the two brothers took the body on a bicycle to Bhandari river banks and conducted cremation.