Gorakhpur: In a video that went viral on social media on Sunday evening, three people were seen burying the body wrapped in plastic wrap in the ground with the help of JCB. It was later revealed that the viral video clip is from Parsa Shukla village in Sant Kabir Nagar district where the three sons buried the body of the father who lost his life with a Corona virus infection and buried him with the help of a JCB machine. It is also seen in the video that men wearing gloves are burying some packets, sheets etc. in the pit along with the dead body.
Pradhan gave clarification
Village head Trioganand Gautam of Parsa Shukla said, ‘A 60-year-old corona-infected person in the village died a week ago. We offered to help in cremation of the body with customs and tradition but the three sons refused and buried the body with the help of JCB machine. Not only this, no tradition was followed during the last rites. On Pradhan’s asking, his sons said that to save others from the Kovid infection, they buried the body with the help of JCB machine.
A dead body was thrown from the bridge of Rapti river
The case of Santakbirnagar came to light barely a day after the incident of the corona-infected body being thrown into the river by a person wearing PPE kit from the Rapti river bridge in Balrampur. After the incident in Balrampur, the police had registered a case.
The body was identified on Sunday
Balrampur Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bahadur Singh said on Sunday that the body has been identified as Prem Nath Mishra, a resident of Shohratgarh in Siddharthnagar district. Prem Nath Mishra was admitted to the hospital on 25 May after he was found corona infected and died on 28 May. The body was handed over to family members as per the Kovid-19 protocol. Earlier, several bodies were seen floating in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in the state, which was feared that the bodies of all the Corona infected were dumped in the rivers.