Dead bodies found buried on banks of Ganga in UP’s Unnao; panic among locals : The Tribune India

Unnao, Could 13

4 days after lifeless our bodies of suspected Covid sufferers have been noticed floating on the Ganga river in japanese UP and Bihar, reviews have now proven that a number of our bodies have been buried in sand at two places alongside the Ganga river in Unnao district.

Visuals from the 2 places present buried our bodies with locals wanting on. By the way, a lot of the our bodies have been wrapped in a saffron fabric. Nonetheless, there was no affirmation if these our bodies have been of Covid sufferers.

Unnao District Justice of the Peace Ravindra Kumar stated, “Some individuals don’t burn the our bodies however bury them within the sand by the river. After I received data, I’ve despatched officers to the spot. I’ve requested them to hold out an enquiry, and we’ll take motion.”

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The our bodies have been primarily discovered buried on the Rautapur Ganga Ghat in  Hajipur space.

In the meantime, there may be panic among the many locals after it was discovered that our bodies have been being buried in sand on the banks of the river.

Shirish Gupta, a neighborhood businessman, stated: “Monsoon is barely a month away and as soon as the Ganga river turns into flooded with water, these our bodies will probably be washed ashore. The district administration ought to exhume the our bodies and carry out a correct cremation.”

Officers have been tight-lipped on the suggestion.

“It might create a law-and-order drawback if we take out the our bodies. We’ll see what greatest may be completed,” stated a senior district official.

Sources stated that ever for the reason that demise toll within the ongoing pandemic started rising, the costs of performing cremation have additionally shot up.

“A package deal for cremation in line with Hindu rites, is now between Rs 15,000 to 20,000. It’s apparent that poor individuals can’t afford it, and they’re choosing riverside burials,” stated Gupta.

It might be recalled that on Monday, scores of lifeless our bodies had been washed up on the banks of Ganga in Ghazipur and Ballia districts. Our bodies have been additionally present in Buxar in Bihar.

Hindus revere the Ganga because the holiest of rivers however consigning our bodies to it’s not a part of any faith’s traditions, together with Hinduism. — IANS

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