PARBAT (PIPALTARI) May 29: The dead body of Dil Bahadur BK of Pipaltari-9 Parbat, who died in a road accident in Saudi Arabia on April 22, has not been brought home yet. His family is waiting for his dead body so that they can conduct the last rites.
The deceased´s wife Rita´s eyes have not dried ever since she heard the news of her husband´s death. She seems distracted most of the time and whenever a visitor arrives at her door she breaks down in tears.
The delay in bringing BK´s dead body home has left his ageing parents and two daughters are in distress as well.
The relatives of the deceased had filed an appeal at District Administration Office (DAO) and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but to no avail. They are now pleading for financial assistance after they were told that Rs 200,000 is needed to bring the corpse from Saudi Arabia.
“A month has passed since his death, but no initiative has been taken to bring his dead body home,” said Sher Bhadur, father of the deceased. “Son, please help me to bring my son home,” Sher Bahadur plead before this reporter.
BK had gone to Saudi Arabia two years ago. But he did not get a decent job there. Rita said that her husband was was planning to return home last November and start a furniture business. “He was unable to earn enough to pay the debt by working there and was planning to start a furniture business here,” she said, recalling the telephone conversation with her husband. “What to do now? God is being so cruel to us,” she said sobbing.
Dil Bahadur decided to go abroad for employment as the BK family owed Rs 400,000 in debts accrued during the wedding of his sister and the treatment of his parents.
Rita is now worried about how to feed her two daughters and her ageing in-laws and pay the debt. The health of BK´s mother Nandakala, a heart patient, has been deteriorating further since she heard of her son´s death. “My son used buy medicines for me but he died untimely,” she said. “How will we survive now?”