In the Corona era, all those dreadful scenes passed before our eyes, which was nothing short of a terrible dream. We saw people yearning for breath, saw the cost of human life decreasing, and saw two shortages of land for dead bodies. In today’s era, we are seeing many such dreadful scenes daily, but something even more terrible has been seen in Kanpur, UP.
Dead corpses in the Yamuna
Hamirpur: Some corpses were found floating in river Yamuna. ASP Anoop Kumar says, “Police officer of the area was sent to the spot who saw that two bodies were brought in a tractor from Kanpur Outer district and their last rites were done.” pic.twitter.com/76z3usAf58
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This incident is from Uttar Pradesh’s district Kanpur. In Kanpur Outer, there was a stir among people on Friday when they saw the horrific scene of dead bodies flowing in the Yamuna from the bridge situated on Kanpur Sagar Marg. Soon after, the police were informed about this. Seeing the dead bodies flowing in the river in this way, not only the people here but also the police administration got shocked.
When the police got information about this incident, the police officers reached the spot. Regarding the incident, Hamirpur ASP Anup Kumar Singh told the media that a case of some dead bodies flowing in the Yamuna river came to light, after which the officer was sent to the spot to investigate it. The ASP further said that when the police in-charge arrived on the spot, they came to know that the two dead bodies were brought on the tractor from Kanpur Outer and were flown to Yamuna. Similarly, many other bodies were also seen floating in the river Yamuna. Amongst these bodies recovered, a half-dead body is also included.
Children too became witnesses of this dreadful scene
Passers passing over the Yamuna river bridge, built on the Kanpur Sagar road, noticed that some people were carrying shroud-wrapped dead bodies in the Yamuna. The police feared that these bodies may have been corona infected, due to which they have been flown into the Yamuna instead of cremating them. Not only big but local children have also seen this frightening scene. It is he who told the police and the media that this is going on for the last few days. Many dead bodies are brought here and then they are shed in the Yamuna.
Local people believe…
Please tell that the people of Kanpur and Hamirpur district consider this Yamuna river as Mokshadayini Kalindi. According to local people, there is an old tradition of water flow in this Yamuna upon death. Due to flood or other reasons, one or two bodies are always seen floating in this river but before corona period, so many bodies have never been seen flowing. There are also reports that the number of people who died of corona in rural areas has increased so much that now the fields where people used to grow crops are being converted into cremation grounds. Such deaths do not make their place in any government figures or records. At the same time, the local people are also telling that Pachak Nakshatra is going on right now. During this time, the tradition is that people do not cremate dead bodies and make them flow in water. For the time being, the cremation of the recovered bodies has been done by the police and it is being monitored to ensure that nothing happens next.