BHOPAL: A dalit man had to cremate his wife’s body on a roadside in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The access route to crematorium ground was allegedly encroached by upper caste people in the region. Local police have denied the happening claiming it as media hype.
The incident was reported from Pipripura village in Morena’s Ambah thehsil where a woman named Kanchan died of prolonged illness on Wednesday night. Her cremation was slated for Thursday afternoon.
When her son saw that there was a blockage on the entrance of crematorium ground, he approached village sarpanch and other panchayat members to get the routes cleared, but to no avail. He called up the CM Helpline number too. After waiting for a few hours, they decided to cremate her body on road outside the crematorium ground.