Disturbing and insensitive to presence of other patients around, a dead body of an under-trial prisoner (UTP) has been allowed to lie on the bed inside the ICU ward of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (Vimsar) in Burla since yesterday.
According to sources, the deceased identified as Subash Patel died at 3:05 am yesterday. However, due to legal formalities and protest from the deceased’s family members, the post-mortem could not be carried out.
"As his condition worsened he was transferred to the ICU on May 12 where he died on May 16th at 3:05AM. However, his family members did not cooperate in inquest and post-mortem. We have had discussions with the family members and post-mortem will be conducted today," said jailer of Sambalpur circle jail, Sushant Rout.