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Man’s Body Cremated by Family in Backyard of their Home in Bajali
Cremation Becomes a Challenge in Flood-Affected Area
Pathsala : In a tragic incident, the body of a family member in Bajali subdivision of Assam had to be cremated by the family in the backyard of their house on 23rd June due to the flood situation in the state.
The deceased, identified as 43-year-old Hiren Talukdar, was a resident of Gunori in Patacharkuchi constituency under the Bajali subdivision.
Reportedly, he passed away due to a brain stroke in a hospital in Guwahati on 22nd June.
Furthermore, his elder brother Ghanashyam Talukdar also passed away due to a brain tumor in 1998. He was a Sub-Inspector in CRPF.
Speaking to the media, his father Surjya Kanta Talukdar said, “Two out of my three sons have died. I don’t know what to do at this age. I have nothing more to lose.”
Anjana Talukdar, the wife of Hiren, said, “My husband was depressed over the loss of his hard work, as the floodwater completely washed away the paddy and vegetables from his field.”
“We have only one son who is studying in 8th class at Bajali Higher Secondary School in Pathsala. I don’t know what to do or where to go,” she added.
According to reports, the flood situation in Bajali, in lower Assam, is still grim. The floodwaters of the Pahumara and Kaldia rivers have submerged several villages. Pathsala Swahid Madan Rawta Civil Hospital, Bhattadev University, and many government and private schools and colleges are also submerged in floodwater.
Meanwhile, the floodwaters have submerged 297.30 hectares of cropland in Bajali.