Desperate to go home, man joins ox in pulling cart on highway; video viral

The video has caught the attention of the district administration, which is now trying to establish the authenticity of the same

The clip shows a man and an ox pulling a cart while another man and a woman are sitting on it with some household items.

In another video that underlines the plight of the poor amidst the coronavirus-induced lockdown that has severely impacted public transport, a man and an ox can be seen pulling a cart on a national highway, prompting authorities to take cognisance.

The video was reportedly shot on National Highway No.3 (Agra-Mumbai Highway) that passes through Indore district.

The video has caught the attention of the district administration, which is now trying to establish the authenticity of the same.

The clip shows a man and an ox pulling a cart while another man and a woman are sitting on it with some household items.

The man, who appears to be in his 40s, says his name is Rahul and he belonged to Pattharmundla village (located near Indore city) and was travelling towards the countryside
from Mhow town, along with his family, including his sister-in-law and a younger brother who is sitting in the cart.

“Buses are not plying because of the lockdown. We would have travelled by bus otherwise. My father, brother and sister are walking and have gone ahead of us,” the man says in
the video.

The family sells cattle for a living and had sold a bull worth ₹15,000 for only ₹5,000 to buy essentials, he says.

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Meanwhile, the district administration has taken note of the viral video.

“I have instructed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mhows Janpad Panchayat to check the authenticity of the video,” sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) Pratul Sinha told PTI
on Wednesday.

The authorities were tracking down the person who is seen pulling a cart in the video and the family will be given all possible help under government schemes, he said.

Previously, on April 13, in a similar heart-wrenching video, a man could be seen scooping spilled milk on road to store in an earthen pot while in a distance a pack of dogs joins in.

The image from Agra’s Ram Bagh Chauraha was taken after a large milk container overturned on the road, 6 km away from the iconic Taj Mahal.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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