shocker: Unclaimed body kept in garbage tractor in Pali

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jul 2018 11:32:11



Our Correspondent


As an example of sheer insensitivity, an unidentified and unclaimed body was taken for post-mortem in the tractor deployed for picking up garbage.In the morning on Tuesday, police found an unidentified body at Bus Stand. After waiting for long, police could not detect the identity of the deceased. Hence body had to be sent for post mortem. But concerning department were not concerned enough for the decent treatment to be to the deceased. A garbage pick up vehicle was sent to lift the body from spot to the mortuary.

This sight disturbed the locals and they raised strong objection on it but concerned authorities were deaf ear.When Chief Municipality Officer, Pali Munciplaity Panchayat Abha Tripathi was contacted, she informed that she has taken over charge just one month back and she was informed by local staff that no vehicle is available to carry dead bodies and hence unclaimed bodies are taken in tractor only.Pali Municipality Council President Usha Kol informed that they have sent proposal for mortuary vehicle and within some months, vehicle would be available at Pali Municipality. Dr VK Jain, BMO, Pali CHC informed that Mortuary vehicle has to be arranged by Municipality Council. The body was brought for post mortum and doctors have done it.