Assam: Video of man carrying brother's body on cycle surfaces; CM orders inquiry

Apr 19, 2017, 12:35 IST | PTI

Video of man carrying brother's body on cycle surfaces in Assam; CM orders inquiry
A screengrab from the video

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today expressed concern and directed officials to conduct an inquiry after a video of a boy carrying body of his brother on cycle surfaced at Majuli island in Brahmaputra.

Also read - Odisha: Denied vehicle, man carries wife's body on foot back to village

The video footage showed a boy using a cycle to carry his brother's body. He was crossing a bamboo bridge, which is the only link between his village, Luit Khabalu, and the mainland. Ambulances cannot travel due to the absence of a concrete bridge in the area, officials said.

Sarbananda Sonowal. Pic/PTI
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal. Pic/PTI

The boy was taking his brother's body back home from the hospital to perform last rites, they said. Sonowal directed the Director of Health Services to rush to the village and conduct an inquiry, officials said.

Go to top