|On the 28th, two men in India were caught trying to dump the victims of Corona 19 into the river on the bridge of the Lafti River, a tributary of the Ganges. (Twitter Capture) © News1|
A scene in India dumping the dead of coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in a river in broad daylight is shocking.
On the 31st, Indian media such as NDTV and The Hindu reported a video filmed by a citizen in the Balampru District, Uttar Pradesh, in northern India on the 18th.
In this video, taken by a citizen passing by in a car, two men placed their bodies on a railing on the bridge of the Laftie River, a tributary of the Ganges. One of the two men was wearing protective clothing.
NDTV reported, “It appears to be a scene trying to take the body out of the transport unit.”
According to local authorities, the body was a victim of Corona 19, and the two men are known to be relatives of the victim.
“As a result of the initial investigation, the patient was hospitalized on the 25th and died on the 28th.”
Accordingly, the police began a formal investigation and arrested the two men on charges of abandoning the bodies.
|On the 26th (local time), cremation of the corona19 dead is in progress at a temporary open-air crematorium in New Delhi, India. © AFP=News1 © News1|
Hindus, which make up 80% of India’s population, prefer cremation, while 14% of Muslims bury their bodies.
However, as the number of Corona 19 deaths exploded in recent years, bodies are frequently stored or abandoned in the Ganges River.
When funeral expenses, such as the price of firewood for cosmetics, soared, the family who could not afford it simply abandoned the body.
In fact, more than 90 corpses, believed to be victims of Corona 19, have emerged in the Ganges River, and thousands of corpses have been found shallowly buried in sandbars along the river.
Meanwhile, the daily number of new confirmed cases in India was 15,2734 on that day, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases was 28,07534. After peaking at 411,188 on the 7th, the spread has slowed down, but it is still the highest level in the world.