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Video Of Boy In Assam, Carrying Home Brother's Body On A Bicycle To Perform Last Rites, Surfaces

The area where he lives has no concrete bridge for ambulances to pass. 

19/04/2017 9:18 AM IST | Updated 19/04/2017 10:51 AM IST
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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 here.

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.

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.

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