On Wednesday, NDTV announced that several bodies were discovered buried in sand in at least two locations along the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district. The incident occurred just days after alleged Covid-19 patients’ corpse were discovered floating in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and other areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The bodies have not yet been identified as those of Covid-19 patients, according to authorities. According to ANI, District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said that some of the bodies were discovered well away from the water.
More corpse are being searched for in other locations, Kumar said. I’ve instructed my colleagues to conduct an investigation. As a result, action will be taken.
कैसे-कैसे मंज़र सामने आने लगे है :
गंगा जी के सिरहाने यहां वे ग़रीब सो रहे हैं,जिनके अपने उनकी चिता की लकड़ी भी न खरीद पाए।
— Kamal khan (@kamalkhan_NDTV) May 12, 2021
According to India Today, Kumar added that Buksar, one of the locations where bodies were discovered, is a big cremation spot for three districts: Fatehpur, Rai Bareily, and Unnao. Some people burn the corpses, while others bury them in the sand by the water, according to him.
The event fits a trend that has been repeated in recent days.
Unidentified bodies were discovered floating in the Ganga on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, believed to be coronavirus patients. Locals became concerned that the bodies would contaminate the water and spread the disease. A similar incident occurred later that day in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district.
Floating bodies in the Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar district sparked panic among locals on Monday. Some sources said that there were 10 to 12 bodies, while others said that there were 40-45 bodies. According to other sources, the number of bodies was much higher, at 150.
Several videos released on Sunday showed corpse floating in the Yamuna river near Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh, that were also thought to be Covid-19 patients.
According to officials cited by News18, the number of corpse discovered in the eastern Uttar Pradesh district of Ballia had risen to 52 by Wednesday, while the number identified in Bihar’s frontier district of Buxar had risen to 71. The bodies were deposited in Uttar Pradesh and flown downstream, according to Bihar Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Chaitanya Prasad. He mentioned that an inquiry into the matter has been opened.
According to News18, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath took notice of the situation and ordered that the last rites of the deceased be performed in accordance with the person’s religious beliefs.