UP: Three men bury Covid19 positive father’s body using JCB machine, video goes viral
Gorakhpur, Jun 01: A video clip in which three men can be seen burying a body wrapped in a plastic sheet with the help of an excavator, went viral on social media.
It was later found that the clip was captured in Parsa Shukl village in Sant Kabir Nagar district and three men were burying the body of their deceased father along with some packets and sheets, police said.
Distressing visuals from UP’s Sant Kabir Nagar where a family used a JCB to transport body of father who died from covid to a burial spot and literally dumped body in grave . Pradhan says he offered help , family refused . Family says they were unsure of protocol so used JCB … pic.twitter.com/3ulmkDFC5W— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) May 31, 2021
Village head Triyoganand Gautam said: "We offered help to perform last rites of the man but his sons didn't accept it."
The 60-year-old died of Covid about a week ago, said Gautam. His sons said they were not sure of the COVID-19 protocol so they buried the body with a JCB machine to prevent others from getting affected.
On Sunday, two men were arrested after they were caught on tape rolling down a coronavirus patient's body from over a bridge into Rapti river in Balrampur district in the state.
Earlier in the month, several bodies were seen floating in the Ganga and Yamuna rivers in the state, triggering apprehensions that these were of COVID-19 patients. On Sunday morning, six bodies of suspected Covid victims were found floating in the Ganga in Fatehpur.