Panic as bodies found floating in UP river | India News

KANPUR: There was panic amongst locals of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday once they noticed seven lifeless our bodies floating within the Yamuna, amid information of a number of casualties happening as a result of Covid-19.
The incident got here to mild after a video of a number of our bodies floating within the Yamuna in Hamirpur went viral on social media. Although ASP, Hamirpur, Anoop Kumar, didn’t rule out foul play, he mentioned many households in villages nonetheless imagine in ‘jal samadhi’ (immersion of physique in river) and like it over cremation in some circumstances as per their beliefs. A probe is beneath manner, he added. “Now we have contacted police in Kanpur Outer and Kanpur Dehat areas. Two our bodies have been introduced from Kanpur in tractors and immersed within the river. Now we have apprised the 2 districts and have intensified vigil within the space,” mentioned Kumar.
Locals have been, nevertheless, fearful that folks have died in giant numbers in villages within the second wave and their relations are dumping their our bodies within the river out of worry of contracting the virus. A police official mentioned “On a mean, just a few our bodies are noticed floating within the Yamuna on the Kanpur-Hamirpur border every day. However, there was a surge within the variety of our bodies discovered floating within the river not too long ago.”
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