Disrespect to dead: Woman’s body carried on cart for autopsy

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Malkangiri: In yet another instance of disrespect to the dead, the body of a woman who died yesterday was carried on a cart for post-mortem after 72 hours of her death due to non-availability of ambulance at Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district on Thursday.

Though the deceased woman’s identity is yet to be ascertained it is believed that she was survived by two children and had a small shop at Chitrakonda after she was left by her husband, said a source.

According to sources, police had received information about the death of the woman yesterday. However, no family members turned up for identification of the body.

Later, the body was carried on a cart for the post-mortem to the hospital. It is suspected that the woman had committed suicide, but the actual cause of the death is yet to be ascertained, a police official said.

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