Koraput: A mother has approached the district Collector to initiate steps to get back his son’s body from Kerala where he died in mysterious circumstances April 30.
Chaitanya Bhatara, elder son of Lokanath Bhatara and Purba Bhatara of Surali village of Kotpad block in Koraput district, had gone to MLP district in Kerala April 25. He died there April 30.
To get back their son’s body the couple had knocked the doors of the block administration as well as the local MLA, but to no avail. Finally, Purba Bhatara, the mother of the deceased, Friday requested the Collector to take steps to get her son’s body back.
Notably, Chaitanya went to Kerala with one of his friends to earn for his poor family April 25. Once in Kerala, he informed his family over phone that he had reached safely. While working as a labourer there, he died April 30, reasons yet to be known.
Hearing about the incident, the deceased’s father went to Kerala with Sonu Bhatara, Sahadeb Bhatara and Maniram Bhatara of his village May 2. But they were not allowed to see the body.
Back in the village, the mother went to Suruli Panchayat, Kotpad block, and the local MLA seeking help for an investigation into his son’s death and bringing back his body.
With no help forthcoming, she finally met the Collector.
Collector K Sudarshan Chakraborty promised the bereaved family of all possible help. He also gave them a financial assistance of Rs 20,000 from District Red Cross fund through the district emergency department.
He assured Purba Bhatara that steps would be taken to get her son’s body back to Koraput.