Ramsingh Lodhi, 37, a resident of Ghoghri village in Chhatarpur district, was taking his wife Mallibai, who had taken ill after the birth of their daughter five days before, to Damoh district hospital for treatment. But her condition worsened and she died on the way.
Sources told Hindustan Times that after coaxed by some passengers, bus conductor Sharda Prasad, driver Amar Lal and helper Dharmendra asked Lodhi — along with his infant daughter and 65-year-old mother — to get off near Chainpura Parasai village, some 20 km before Damoh. They stopped the bus near Chainpur Parsai in Narsinghgarh around 5.30 pm and told Ram Singh to get off the bus with his wife’s body.
Earlier, a tribal man in Odisha’s Kalahandi district was seen carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders, accompanied by his 12-year-old daughter, as hospital authorities allegedly did not provide a mortuary van or an ambulance.