This article, by a staff reporter at the Calcutta Telegraph talks about the surprising difficulty of finding a place in a private mortuary for the father of a NRI (non-resident Indian) whose son wanted the funeral delayed for two days. Calcutta, despite being one of the world’s most populous cities only has one such private mortuary and this mortuary has place for just three bodies at a time. Morgues in government hospitals do not admit bodies of individuals who died of natural causes. Municipal commissioner Alapan Bandyopadhyay said on Tuesday that setting up mortuaries was “nobody’s business”.
Article: Dead have no haven
Author: Staff Reporter
Publication: The Calcutta Telegraph