Dehradun, June 25: Uttarakhand witnessed the worst human nature when the hill state was ravaged by a massive flood in which at least 807 people were killed till Tuesday, June 25. While the state has been experiencing the nature's fury, some unidentified people continue their loot.
Even dead bodies were not spared. A Kedarnath survivor released a video taken in his mobile phone. The video shows how a man cut open a bracelet from a dead body.
Cnn-IBN quoted one eyewitness as saying, "We saw dead bodies whose trousers, belts, licenses and all other valuables were stolen."
Meanwhile, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) DG Ajay Chadha confirmed one report which said that the officials seized a bag carrying money. Chadha said, "While rescuing some people from site, we have found a bag full of money and jewels. The money is around Rs 1.14 crore. These people have been handed over to local authorities."
Earlier it was reported how pilgrims and other stranded people in the region were looted on the name of food and water. People were forced to pay Rs 250 for a 'paratha' and Rs 100 for a small pack of chips. A taxi driver from the region was quoted as saying, "I had to pay Rs 40 for a small bowl of rice. There was no food available anywhere."
Expressing their disappointment, one of the tourists was quoted as saying, "Taxi drivers are demanding Rs 3,000 to 4,000 for a journey that would normally cost Rs 1,000. All our money has been exhausted. We are helpless."