Guwahati : An incident in Assam's newly created district Majuli also the constituency of the state's supremo Sarbananda Sonowal has showed the real picture of development in the state while a man was forced to carry the body of his 18-year-old younger brother on a bicycle.
The pathetic incident took place in Majuli, which is represented by the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as it happened to the absence of a motorable road, wooden or concrete bridge.
According to the reports, the patient Dimple Das hailed from Balijan village in Lakhimpur district was brought to the Garmur civil hospital on April 17 last by his family members in serious condition.
There is no motorable road link to Balijan and the villagers have been forced to reach the main road to Garmur by crossing a makeshift bamboo bridge.
Before Das could even be treated and provided oxygen supply the patient died at the hospital and the family members had forced to tie the body on a bicycle and left to their native village.
While the incident was reported in local media, Assam CM Sonowal has ordered a probe into the incident.
Taking a strong view of an incident where a dead body was carried on a bicycle on the way to the village of the deceased, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed Director, Health Services to rush to Majuli and take stock of the circumstances leading to the incident.
Expressing his concern Sonowal asked the Director, Health Services to go to Majuli and immediately and carry out an inquiry to the incident.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)