Damoh, Madhya Pradesh: In a thick forest in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, where the rain was coming down, 2 lawyers saw a man trying to feed a little baby and an old woman. Nearby, lay a dead woman.
- The man was traveling with his wife, baby and mother to hospital on bus
- His wife was unwell and died on the way; family was forced off the bus
- Police seized the bus, arrested the bus driver and the conductor
Half-an-hour earlier, on Thursday Ram Singh Lodhi, in his mid-30s had been travelling with his wife Malli Bai, their five-day-old daughter and mother Suniya Bai to a hospital on a privately-run bus. Mr Singh's wife was unwell.
And then she died. The bus conductor ordered Mr Singh his mother Suniya off the bus. Ram Singh then had to remove his wife's body and take his mother and baby girl with him.
Suniya Bai, mother of Ram Singh Lodhi said, "My daughter-in-law had delivered a baby few days ago and she was ill. So we were travelling on a private bus from Chattarpur to Damoh for better medical treatment. On way my daughter-in-law passed away. The bus staff made us get down from the bus some 20 km from Damoh."
The family had to stand on the roadside in rain for about 30 minutes until two lawyers, Mrityunjay Hazari and Rajesh Patel, came to their help. The lawyers allege that they first phoned the cops who came to the spot, noted down the details but did not offer any help to the stranded family. The lawyers then arranged for a taxi.
After local media reported on the story, on Saturday evening the police seized the bus and has arrested the bus driver and the conductor.