- The rumor of the coronation of corona-infected patients was aroused when the Health Ministry of Bengal denied
- Officials said that 14 unclaimed dead bodies were given by the hospital to decompose the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Jun 12, 2020, 07:46 PM IST
Kolkata. A terrifying video has surfaced of decomposing bodies in a crematorium in South Kolkata, West Bengal. It is seen in the video that some dead bodies are being loaded in a car. Meanwhile, a person is seen dragging a body on the ground. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has sought a response from the state home secretary in this matter.
Anguished at disposal of dead bodies @MamataOfficial -with heartless indescribable insensitivity. Not sharing videos due to sensitivity.
Have sought an URGENT UPDATE @HomeSecretaryWB
In our society dead body is accorded highest respect-rituals r performed as per tradition (1/3)
– Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@ jdhankhar1) June 11, 2020
Rumors about coronation of corona patients erupted
After the video went viral on social media, BJP claimed that these bodies belonged to corona patients. In this case, the Health Ministry of West Bengal has clarified that the bodies were not of corona patients. These bodies have not been identified. No one has claimed them yet. He told that the NRS Medical College had assigned 14 unclaimed dead bodies to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for decomposing.
Kolkata Police's tweet:
West Bengal Health Department has informed that dead bodies were not of COVID patients, but were unclaimed / unidentified bodies from Hospital Morgue. Legal action is being taken against persons spreading #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/ENcmUEgY3m
– Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) June 11, 2020
This event is on wednesday
The video was made on Wednesday in the Garia Mahashashan of South Kolkata. Local people here were protesting with the bodies after reaching the van of the municipality. According to the information, as soon as the bodies were removed from the car, the smell spread in the area. In the video, a man shouted loudly and said – Have we been sent here to eat? A man was seen dragging the body behind him.
After the protest, the bodies were taken back to the car. In this case, Farhad Hakim, the head of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation's Board of Directors, said that earlier the unclaimed bodies were cremated at the Dhapa crematorium, but now they have been reserved for those who died of coronavirus. Because of this, these bodies were brought to the Garia crematorium. However, he was sent back after protests.