Day after dozens of bodies, bloated and in varied levels of decay, washed up on Monday on the banks of the Ganga in Chausa block of Bihar’s Buxar district, related sightings had been reported on the banks of the river in Ghazipu district of Uttar Pradesh.
The bodies are suspected to be these of Covid-19 sufferers who had been dumped in the river, revealing the dimensions of Covid emergency in India.
Ghazipur District Magistrate MP Singh stated an investigation has been initiated to determine the place the bodies have come from. “We got the information, our officers are present on the spot and an investigation is underway. We are trying to find out where they came from,” Ghazipur DM MP Singh stated.
Few unidentified bodies found floating in river Ganga in Ghazipur
“We got the information, our officers are present on spot and an investigation is underway. We are trying to find out where they came from,” says MP Singh, District Magistrate, Ghazipur pic.twitter.com/wZhfFEl5om
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In Bihar’s Buxar, dozens of bodies, all decomposed, washed up on the banks of the Ganga, triggering panic among the many locals.
The locals have stated that it’s a widespread sight these days as folks have began immersing the bodies of their family into the river because the overwhelmed crematoriums, dealing with various bodies every single day, are working out of firewood.
Speaking with India Today TV, locals stated following the Hindu cremation rituals, folks both burn their useless or immerse the bodies in the river. Due to the shortage of firewood on the crematoriums owing to the rise in Covid-related deaths, the folks immersed them in the river.
While there isn’t a certainty the place the bodies had been dumped into the river — Bihar or Uttar Pradesh — the native administration believes the bodies floated down from Uttar Pradesh. Many native residents claimed that the district administration was “in denial over many such unfortunate incidents involving residents of Buxar”.
Buxar SDO KK Upadhayay advised the media that they should examine the place they’re from, “which town in UP – Bahraich or Varanasi or Allahabad.”
They alleged that these manning cremation ghats had been charging a fortune each time folks reached there with the physique of a close to and pricey one who died of the coronavirus. “So many bereaved family members are impelled to immerse the bodies of their departed relatives in the river,” one of many villagers was quoted as saying by PTI.
Similar sightings at a border village in Ghazipur district had been reported. Ghazipur DM Mangla Prasad Singh confirmed the discovering of the bodies and stated this matter had come to his discover. He stated he has despatched an investigation crew to probe the matter.
The river separates Bihar from UP. Geographically, there are dozens of villages in the Sevrai and Zamania tehsils of Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. While there may be Bara and Gahmar in Ghazipur (UP) on one financial institution, Chausa (Bihar) is on the opposite.
People immerse the bodies in the center stream of the river and because of the low present in the river, the decomposed bodies have washed up on the banks.
Meanwhile, native residents in Hamirpur district noticed 5 bodies floating in the Yamuna, making a scare that these had been of Covid sufferers, a fear dismissed by the authorities. The resident had noticed the bodies, together with a half-burnt corpse, below a bridge on the Yamuna on May 6.
“After speaking to people and looking at the bodies, prima facie, it can be said these were not of Covid-19 patients as these were draped in a traditional manner and no body was wrapped as done in the case of Covid-19 victims,” District Magistrate Gyaneshwar Tripathi stated in a press release.
(With inputs from Vinay Kumar Singh in Buxar)