Jharsuguda: A minor boy carried the body of his mother on a cycle for nearly four kms after neighbours refused to assist in funeral in Karpabahal village under Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda district.
According to sources, the Janaki, a widow, collapsed near a tube well where she had gone to bring water. Her 16-year-old son tried to revive her. However, she breathed her last on the spot.
When he asked neighbourers to help him to take the body for funeral, nobody assists him.
As nobody came to her help, he finally tied her body to his bicycle and carried it to the cremation ground all by himself.
Finding no alternative, the minor boy along with his uncle arranged a temporary carrier in his cycle and took the corpse to the nearby forest alone for funeral.