The body of a deceased Coronavirus patient in Andhra Pradesh had been dumped into a pit using an earthmover, by the municipal authorities in Nellore.
The video about the same has become viral on social media, and clearly shows municipal workers taking out dead bodies from an ambulance and throwing them on the front portion of a JCB. The bodies were then dumped into a pit in Penna river.
With the incident now causing quite the outrage on social media, an inquiry has been ordered into it, and Nellore Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) Hussian Saheb has been appointed as the special officer to conduct the inquiry.
This is not the first time that something like this has happened in the state. On July 6, municipal authorities in Tirupati used a JCB excavator to lift the body of a COVID victim from an ambulance and dump it into a pit
A similar incident in Palasa town of Srikakulam district on June 26, where the body of a Covid victim was shifted from his house to the cremation ground on a JCB excavator, and in another incident in the same district, Covid victim’s body was transported in a tractor.