At the least 71 our bodies have been fished out of Ganga river to date in Bihar’s Buxar district, the place numerous bloated and partially decomposed our bodies had been discovered floating within the river on Monday, triggering panic amongst locals and widespread outrage.
The our bodies had been netted from the river close to Mahadeva ghat of Chausa, which borders Uttar Pradesh.
Buxar’s district Justice of the Peace Aman Samir, whereas confirming that 71 our bodies had been recovered to date, mentioned he had proposed for an post-mortem of all of the our bodies. “However the docs refused because the our bodies are in a extremely decomposed situation and appear to be 5 to 6 days outdated,” Samir mentioned, including that DNA of corpses can be preserved for any future want.
“Right here at Buxar, as in Bihar normally, there’s a customized to burn our bodies after dying on a funeral pyre. However when a staff was despatched to neighbouring Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, it discovered some folks there imagine in throwing the our bodies into the river,” the Buxar DM mentioned.
Bihar’s water assets minister Sanjay Kumar, a key aide of chief minister Nitish Kumar, additionally weighed in, claiming the our bodies had flown downstream from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
“The Bihar authorities is seized of the matter… The our bodies have floated into Bihar from UP,” Jha tweeted, including that docs had confirmed that deaths had taken place four-five days in the past.
In the meantime, the DM mentioned preparations had been underway for final rites of our bodies. “The faith of the lifeless shouldn’t be recognized and our bodies are in decomposed situation. So, it has been determined to bury all of the our bodies. For this, giant pits have been dug,” he mentioned.
In accordance with company stories, corpses had been discovered floating in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
“Our officers are current on the spot to analyze and confirm the place they got here from. A probe into the matter is underway,” MP Singh, Ghazipur’s district Justice of the Peace, informed ANI.
Union minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat termed the entire episode “unlucky” and requested the states involved to take fast cognizance.
“The incident of corpses discovered floating in Ganga in Buxar area of Bihar is unlucky. That is undoubtedly a matter of investigation. The Modi authorities is dedicated to the cleanliness of ‘mom’ Ganga. This incident is sudden. The involved states ought to take fast cognizance on this regard,” Shekhawat tweeted.