Shallow graves dug alongside the riverbank have been uncovered in Prayagraj, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, consequently of heavy rain on Friday.
Whereas the graves lined with yellow-orange materials are thought to belong to those that have not too long ago died from the coronavirus, the police, who opened an investigation into the identification of the lifeless, mobilized to get data from the villagers.
It was said that the police went on patrol with jeeps and boats, and commenced to name on the individuals to not go away the lifeless in the rivers by way of loudspeakers.
“NOT CORONAVIRUS, TRADITION”
Authorities in northern India have beforehand introduced that they’ve arrange a web in the Ganges River to catch the floating bodies of coronavirus victims.
Authorities, on the opposite hand, denied experiences that the bodies of greater than 1,000 individuals thought to have died from the coronavirus in the previous two weeks had been pulled from rivers.
State authorities spokesperson Navneet Sehgal mentioned: “I wager these bodies don’t have anything to do with the coronavirus” mentioned.
Sehgal claimed that because of Hindu custom, some villagers left their lifeless in rivers or riverbanks as a substitute of cremating them throughout religiously essential intervals.
THEY CAN’T COVER THE FUNERAL EXPENSES
In India, the lifeless are cremated overtly as crematoriums fail to maintain up with report numbers.
It’s said that the villagers in the north of the nation left their lifeless in the Ganges River as a result of they may not afford the funeral bills, which tripled and reached exorbitant costs of 15 thousand rupees (roughly 1730 TL), and couldn’t even afford to purchase wooden.
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