Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Going beyond birthday celebration
access_time 18 Sep 2020 6:05 AM GMT
Periyar@142-Revolutionary and Visionary
access_time 17 Sep 2020 11:57 AM GMT
The word of caution from the highest court
access_time 17 Sep 2020 6:31 AM GMT
access_time 16 Sep 2020 5:58 AM GMT
access_time 15 Sep 2020 6:19 AM GMT
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
The ogres in the mind
access_time 8 Sep 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Why worry about populism?
access_time 4 Sep 2020 9:51 AM GMT
Media mind-set towards minorities
access_time 15 July 2020 4:29 PM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightIndiachevron_rightCorona fear makes UP...

Corona fear makes UP family abandon kin's body on roadside

text_fields
bookmark_border
Corona fear makes UP family abandon kins body on roadside
cancel

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) : The dread of coronavirus made a family abandon the body of a 35-year-old kin on the roadside even though he had died of asthma and heart ailment complications, police said on Monday.

The migrant worker had returned to his village in Pratapgarh from Mumbai four days ago and was brought to the Swaroop Rani Hospital here on Saturday due to breathing and heart diseases.

Raniganj Deputy SP Atul Anjan Tripathi told reporters: "While returning home after consulting a doctor, his condition deteriorated suddenly and he breathed his last. The family members suspected that he had died of coronavirus, left his body outside the village, and went home."

The body was spotted by area people lying abandoned on the roadside at Damdam village under Raniganj police station on the Prayagraj-Pratapgarh highway early Sunday morning.

Police traced the family but it refused to take possession of the body for cremation.

"The migrant was advised 21-day home quarantine after thermal scanning and medical examination. He had a history of asthma and heart ailment."

A health team later analysed the dead man's medical history and said that he died of complications due to asthma and heart ailment.

Senior police and health officials then convinced the family that he did not die of coronavirus and even took a sample from the body and sent it for testing.

Officials gave the family PPE kits and sanitiser to allay their fears. The body was finally consigned to flames in Prayagraj on Sunday evening.

 

 

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story