The British tourist— Alastair Neil Macdonald(76) who died aboard a cruise here in Upper Assam during his Northeast tour was laid to rest at the Tarajan cremation ground.
A team from ‘Indian Rescue Mission and Funeral Service’—private service provider hired by the British High Commission conducted the last rites with full Hindu rituals after taking due permission from Macdonald’s family. His ashes will be later dispatched to UK informed the Jorhat district administration has decided.
Macdonald who was a part of the 60-member British tourist group in Northeast breathed his last on the ‘Charaideo II’ while returning from a week-long tour in Upper Assam on January 31st, 2020.
His body was taken to the JMCH by the police where the doctors confirmed his death and thereafter the post mortem was done following the medical procedure.
However, the hospital authorities faced difficulties in preserving the body due to the issues with the cooling unit of the JMCH morgue.
Photo Credit: Ritu Raj