Dhenkanal: In a shocking incident, a couple dumped the body of their own two-month-old son on roadside of NH 53 near Dayanabili Chhak in Kamakhyanagar area of Odisha’s Dhenkanal district late last night, after the driver of the vehicle, in which they were travelling in, allegedly refused to carry the body of the infant.
According to reports, one Chittaranjan Swain’s two-month-old baby boy died while undergoing medical treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack yesterday.
Later in the evening, Swain hired a private vehicle to return his son’s body to his native village, Surapratapur in Kamakhyanagar area in the district. Along with their deceased son, he and his wife were travelling in the said vehicle.
On the middle of their journey, the driver of the vehicle came to know that the baby was not alive. Hence he allegedly refused to drive the vehicle carrying the dead body, said Swain’s relatives.
The couple has no option but to dump the body of the kid on the roadside, around eight Km way from their village, and continued to travel in that vehicle to reach their home, they added.
The matter sparked a public cry in the area after locals found the body lying on the roadside this morning.
Later, Swain and his relatives came on a bike and took the body to their village to conduct the last rituals of the deceased.