Outrage over indecent disposal of our bodies of Covid victims in Nellore

Naveen S Garewal

Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, July 10

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday condemned the incident of “inhuman disposal of bodies of Covid-19 victims” in a single pit.

The incident befell in Nellore the place the municipal authorities dumped the our bodies utilizing an earthmover in an enormous pit with out performing any non secular rites.

Naidu took to twitter after a video went viral exhibiting municipal employees taking out useless our bodies from an ambulance and throwing them on the entrance portion of a JCB. The JCB then lowered the our bodies in a pit in River Penna.

The former chief minister stated, “Pained to see bodies of Covid_19 patients in Nellore being disrespectfully thrown into a single pit using an earthmover. This is happening time and again. @ysjagan government must offer an apology to the grieving families who wished for a respectful departure for their loved ones.”

After the previous chief minister’s tweet, Nellore district collector M.V. Sheshagiri Babu has ordered a probe to be performed by the Nellore Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) Hussian Saheb. Hussain later confirmed that he was conducting an inquiry.

“This is the third such incident in the state in two weeks. On July 6, municipal authorities in Tirupati used a JCB excavator to lift the body of a COVID victim from an ambulance and dump it into a pit. Health workers pushed the body onto the excavator, which carried it to a pit and dumped the body in it,” a TDP official stated.

Tirupati Municipal Commissioner P.S. Girisha stated the our bodies have been disposed of as they have been heavy and the municipal workers did not cremate them. In the same incident additionally befell in Palasa city of Srikakulam district on June 26 when the physique of a COVID sufferer was shifted from his home to the cremation floor on a JCB excavator.

While the variety of useless in Andhra Pradesh is rising, the state witnessed an all-time excessive of 1,608 new coronavirus instances prior to now 24 hours. Yesterday the state had reported 1,555 new instances, whereas the earlier to that the determine was 1,322 instances in 24-hour interval. The whole coronavirus instances have crossed touched 25,422 with the loss of life toll now standing at 292.

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