Unable to afford transport, Chamarajanagar man carries wife's body on shoulder

Chamarajanagar, Dec 7 (IANS): A heart-wrenching incident of a man carrying the body of his wife in a gunny bag on shoulder, as he was unable to afford transportation, has come to light in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as 26-year-old Kalamma.

According to police, Kalamma and her husband Ravi had come to the Yelandur town a fortnight ago.

They eked out their living by collecting plastic articles near the forest department building. However, Kalamma got sick and died on Tuesday night.

As Ravi did not have money, he stacked the body in a gunny bag and carried it on his shoulder to bury near Suvarnavathi river near the town.

However, the police, who got suspicious, stopped him and came to know about the incident.

The police have recorded his statement and sent the body for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of Kalamma's death.

Meanwhile, photos in connection with the incident have gone viral on social media and evoked sympathy for the husband.


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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Dec 08 2022

    Here any word is too much.What a situation !Noone had some pity on this man in this situation.?we are building grand RamMandir ,we donate for it ,Masjid or church,but in this situation ,nothing ?Feel sad and pray her soul rest in peace.Hope atleast Police showed some sympathy to him.Whole heartedly we feel with him.These Pees or any other organizations should look into this and help him.When cows on road ,they get a shelter.But humans ?Have to carry mortal remains on shoulders ,no home.Humanity is not there.

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    The ambulance owners/drivers have no sense of humanity. Only vulture mentality. Want to make money off the dead also.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Karnataka has free ambulance for cows. But for poor people, gunny bags.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Model of 'Ram Rajya'

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Hindu Khatre me hai......

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Shocking..,..in this 21st century and in a independant country!!!! State level and national level shame on us . Are you listening Mr. Chief Minister and Prime Minister? I really hope such incident never happens to anyone.

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  • Pram, Mangalore/ Kapikad

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Heart melts. We are talking of Bullet trains, we are talking about billions for for statues. Thank you for the Ache din. We are still humans within us the last nail

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  • Namoona, cagednm69@hotmail.com

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    UP model is now Karnataka model.

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  • Vincy, mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Really Painful, previously those type of news hearing from North side states, But now a days from well developed Karnataka, (hamara desh and state badal raha hai), great double engine government.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Really painful.No dignity for dead.But look at that man despite all this he still loves his wife.Resoect for him.Heart goes out reading the above news.just tears left after reading.We are going through worst time in history.

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