Story of poor: Isn’t it strange that we are living in a world of our own? No remorse, no humanity, no love, no care, nothing is left but the urge to earn loads of money is on mind. We forget sometimes that along with our society which calls themselves a respected one, there is also a society of people who live below poverty lines. They too have a story and that story is story of a poor man who had no money so that he can cremate his wife which pushed him to carry her on a pushcart for 60 kilometers.
Heart Wrenching Journey
In a tragic incident, a man suffering from leprosy who used to beg on the streets carried his wife on a pushcart to complete the final rites in her native village. Ramulu, who used to beg on streets of Hyderabad, had no choice but to take this step as couldn’t afford an ambulance which cost almost Rs. 5000. His wife died on November 4.
Ramulu journey finally ended only after some people witnessed his pain and came together to help. Ramulu wanted to cremate his wife’s body in Maikod village in Manoor a newly formed Sangareddy district. According to G. Reddy, a circle inspector Vikarabad, “After people collected money, I arranged for her body to be taken to Sangareddy in an ambulance”.
He was noticed by some passersby when they saw him crying in pain from the loss that he would never be able to recover. This story of poor doesn’t end here; he was crying and at same time was begging so that he can collect money to cremate his wife.
“I did not have any money with me and all I could do was to take her body to Maikod. The ambulance required Rs. 5,000, which I did not have. began to push the cart and lost my way and reached this town,” he told local residents.
Cremation and Last Rites
The last rites of Kavita wife of Ramulu were held in Maikod on Sunday after her relatives came from Bidar in Karnataka. The mandal revenue officials came and helped Ramulu with Rs. 2000. Story of a poor man is always heart wrenching yet there is always mourning in it and less social service.