Ganjam: In yet another shocking incidence of failure of the Mahaprayan scheme in the State, a dead body was carried on the shoulders by the family members after failing to get a hearse vehicle from the hospital in Sorada of Ganjam district on Wednesday.
Later, the family members carried the dead body from the Sorada hospital to Sorisabili village by tying it with a bamboo shaft and slinging it on to the shoulder. Irate over the incidence, some BJP activists staged a road blockade near Panchanana Chhak.
The local Tehsildar and police rushed to the spot This was not the first such incidence in the State. After the Dana Majhi case which created a furor in the country, the rattled State Government had implemented the Mahaparayan scheme for transport of dead bodies for cremation.