The recovery of the dead bodies in such large numbers has sent shockwaves across the entire country, with many questioning that where did those come from.
In an absolutely shocking and inhuman incident, bodies of over 150 reported Covid fatalities were found piling at a ghat on river Ganges in Bihar’s Buxar, Times Now reported. According to locals, over 150 dead bodies which have been reported as COVID fatalities were dumped on the banks of the Ganges river. These COVID bodies will be washed down further and can be eaten by stray dogs which will further spread coronavirus, the report added. The recovery of the dead bodies in such large numbers has sent shockwaves across the entire country.
It is suspected that the bodies were perhaps immersed in the Ganges as part of the last rites. It is believed that a drop in the water levels could have left the bodies stranded along the banks.
The incident was reported near Mahadev Ghat where dogs were seen wading through the washed-up bodies.
Meanwhile, the blame game has started between Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the recovery of the dead bodies. The Buxar district administration in Bihar has said that the bodies are from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. The Buxar district administration has said that the bodies floated down the Ganga River and piled up at the ghat there, North East Now reported.
Speaking to ETV Bharat, Ashok Kumar, BDO, Chausa said, “It’s a big tragedy. Uttar Pradesh’s Birpur and Baregam are on the banks of the river Ganga and nearer to Buxar. Mahadev Ghat is a place where floating bodies tend to get stranded on the river bank. As villagers say, around 400 to 500 bodies were seen here but the CEO and myself have seen 40 to 50 bodies here. We will properly investigate into the matter.”
The report of such grave insensitivity caused outrage on social medial platforms, prompting users to question the administration.
The All India Mahila Congress targetted the BJP over the reports of bodies being dumped in the river.
100 dead bodies found in Ganga in Bihar's Buxar. Bodies suspected from nearby Uttar Pradesh.
This is how BJP is hiding the COVID fatalities. pic.twitter.com/CxFjtYmlkP
— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) May 10, 2021
Earlier on Saturday, a similar incident was reported from Uttar Pradesh where several unidentified and partially burnt bodies were spotted floating in the Yamuna river in Hamirpur, according to residents of the town who alerted the police. Two bodies were partially burnt, police said on Sunday.