Andhra lady officer carries corpse after villagers refuse; picture goes viral

Naveen S Garewal

Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, February 1

In a rare humanitarian gesture, a woman sub-inspector in Andhra Pradesh carried a dead man for over a kilometre for last rites when the villagers refused to help cremate the unidentified dead man.

The incident took place in Srikakulam district and the lady officer has been identified as Sirisha.

Appreciating the gesture, the Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang issued a statement lauding the lady officer saying, “Kasibugga lady sub-inspector Sirisha has carried an unidentified dead body which was found in the fields of Adivikotturu village in Palasa in Kasibugga municipality of Srikakulam. The gesture is humanitarian and highly appreciated.”

Images and video of Sirisha’s noble gesture started trending on Monday as the police officer carried the body for around 2 km.

Sirisha ensure the honourable last rites of the unknown man by handing it over to Lalitha Charitable Trust. Kasibugga is 544 km northwest of Vijayawada.

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