Letter: Cholera victim deserves dignity

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AS I originally come from Calcutta, I read with interest Tim McGirk's excellent piece 'Hopelessness in the time of cholera' (30 May). The accompanying picture, however, is in very poor taste. To focus on a couple with the wife literally dying in her husband's arms is objectionable. Surely, human dignity should be accorded to everybody, however poor.

Was it necessary to publish the picture with the dying woman only scantily clothed? I am sure she would not have liked her picture to be published in this way.

Mukti N Bhattacharyya

Stockport, Cheshire