53-year-old Ramulu (who is a leper) and his 46-year-old wife, Kavita, had heard about an NGO which would hand out 5 kgs of rice to the needy. They subsequently took off from their village in Sangareddy and reached Hyderabad to grab the free rice.
However, Kavita fell really ill and died the same day as the day of registration with the NGO. Ramulu then requested a private hospital to transport him and his lifeless wife to their native village where they could perform her last rites.
The hospital asked Ramulu to pay ₹5000 for their service. He obviously couldn’t arrange for that amount of money. The hapless Ramulu then mounted his wife’s body on a pushcart and embarked on a journey to his village.
24 hours and 80 km into the journey, Ramulu lost his way into Vikarabad by when he had exhausted all of his energy. He broke down on the road, beside his wife. The two were spotted by locals and it was brought to the notice of Sub-Inspector Ravi Kumar.
An ambulance was arranged for the destitute and distraught man and his dead wife. Local advocate, Ramesh Kumar, who helped the police arrange an ambulance for them said, “It was a very disturbing scene. This should not happen to any human being.”
H/T: Times of India