Video on dumping of Covid-19 victims’ bodies in Karnataka triggers outrage

Press Trust of India

Within the video, the employees carrying private safety gear are seen bringing our bodies in black sheets from a automobile parked close by and dropping one after one other into the big pit, dug up with the assistance of an earthmover.

A prime official within the district, the native of state Well being Minister B Sriramulu, mentioned they have been inquiring into it. (File picture: PTI)

A video purportedly displaying well being staff burying inappropriately some our bodies of COVID-19 victims in a big pit allegedly in Ballari district in Karnataka has surfaced, triggering an outrage on social media.

A prime official within the district, the native of state Well being Minister B Sriramulu, mentioned they have been inquiring into it.

Within the video, the employees carrying private safety gear are seen bringing our bodies in black sheets from a automobile parked close by and dropping one after one other into the big pit, dug up with the assistance of an earthmover.

A person who posted the video first on YouTube claimed it occurred in Ballari.

It went viral on social media drawing widespread condemnation over the way by which the useless have been dealt with and folks demanded stringent motion.

“In all, eight our bodies have been dumped on this style in a single pit,” an eye-witness claimed.

Ballari Deputy Commissioner of S S Nakul mentioned he too has observed the viral video within the social media.

“We’ve got ordered an inquiry,” he instructed reporters in Ballari on Tuesday.

The district reported 12 COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

Nakul mentioned 5 extra folks succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the whole fatalities within the district to 29 thus far.

In the same incident, the physique of a 44-year outdated COVID-19 sufferer was thrown right into a pit in Puducherry earlier this month, triggering public outrage and some well being staff have been suspended.

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