Kendrapara: The body of a tribal man, who died at the Pattamundai Sub-Divisional Hospital, was lying in the State-run healthcare facility for last 18 hours, because his wife didn’t have the money to take the body to his native place to cremate him.
According to sources, Jagarai Munda and his wife, originally hailing from Sahapada area in Keonjhar district were staying in Pattamundai and working as labourers.
Jagarai fell ill and was admitted to Patamundai Sub-Divisional Hospital. He died yesterday. However, the poverty-stricken tribal woman was unable to take the body of her husband.
She was asking people for help to cremate her husband.