In a shocking development, a video has emerged from Uttar Pradesh showing how a dead body of a COVID patient is being thrown into a river from a bridge. The video was shared by a journalist on Twitter, triggering widespread outrage.
According to the video, the shocking incident was captured by a commuter in UP’s Balrampur district.
The Balrampur Police confirmed the incident and said that the body was of one Premnath Mishra, who was admitted into a hospital for COVID treatment on 25 May. However, he died three days later on 28 May. Balrampur CMO Dr. VB Singh said that the body was handed over to the victim’s relatives by adhering to COVID protocol to perform the last rites.
In UP's Balrampur district, video of body of man being thrown in the river from a bridge has surfaced. The body was of a man who succumbed to Covid on May 28. pic.twitter.com/DEAAbQzHsL
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) May 30, 2021
“His (the deceased’s) relatives threw the dead body into the river. We’ve registered a police complaint against them,” Singh added.
#Balrampur– पीपीई किट पहने दो युवकों द्वारा राप्ती नदी पुल से नदी में शव फेंकते वायरल वीडियो के सम्बंध में सीएमओ डॉ वीबी सिंह की बाईट @Uppolice @AdgGkr @dgpup @AwasthiAwanishK @CMOfficeUP @InfoDeptUP @myogiadityanath @bstvlive @IndiaToday @News18UP @htTweets @hemantkutiyal pic.twitter.com/ZXGyBnAstm
— BALRAMPUR POLICE (@balrampurpolice) May 30, 2021
This comes just days after hundreds of dead bodies were found to be floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Scores of dead bodies had to be buries on the banks of river in Allahabad after the global coverage of the news heaped embarrassment on the state’s Yogi Adityanath government.