शनिबार, अशोज ३, २०७७ मा प्रकाशित
“When I have to cut open the dead bodies of small children, then my heart cries in pain. After all, I am also a mother. Hearing the relatives cry and scream adds to my sorrow. It is a heart-wrenching job but it’s my job, my responsibility.” These are the words of Laxmi Kisan, an aide at the mortuary of Beni Hospital who helps in the post-mortem of bodies. “Sometimes, we get decaying bodies of those who died a long time ago. Still, I must do my duty, mustn’t I?” After the doctor arrives to determine the cause of death, it is Laxmi’s job to dissect the body and look for all the issues that need to be mentioned in the report that will then get submitted to the doctors, police and courts. Called ‘Laxmi Sister’ by all the medical staff, she has been working at the Beni..