Lucknow | An inhuman act of the municipality of Balrampur district, 160 km from Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow, has come to light, where a body has been treated with inappropriate manner. In the incident on Wednesday, after the death of a person here, the dead body was picked up in a garbage van for fear of getting corona infected.
A video shot of the incident from a mobile phone has surfaced, in which some of the municipal employees are seen dumping the bodies in a garbage van and some policemen are standing and watching. There was also an ambulance on the spot, but the staff of the ambulance refused to touch the body with the fear that the deceased may have a corona.
A 42-year-old man, Mohammad Anwar, came from some work in Utraula tehsil of Balrampur district. Then he suddenly fell at the gate of the tehsil, after which some people present there informed the police and ambulance. On getting the information, an ambulance also came there and the police also came but no one took them to the hospital, but instead of knowing them dead, they called the municipal garbage car and then put the body in the car and took it to the police station. Later doctors informed about his death. It is not clear whether Anwar died of coronavirus.
Balrampur police official Devranjan Verma criticized this attitude and told that this is very inhuman and degrading behavior. He said, ‘This is very inhuman and illegal work. Even if they suspected Corona, they should have taken the corpse wearing a PPE kit, neither a living person can be insulted nor someone’s dead body. In this case, investigation has been entrusted to the CO and SDM of the area.