Lucknow: A 19-year-old girl's death has sparked a controversy as the parents alleged that she was thrown off a moving bus on suspicion of being infected with COVID-19.

The incident happened in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh and the girl was identified as Anshika and she was travelling in a bus from Noida.

"She fainted on her way due to heat and exhaustion and is a chronic kidney patient, but people in bus including driver and conductor behaved badly and wrapped her and threw her at toll plaza. It was due to this shock she died of heart attack," said the victim's mother.

The family approached the police to take up the case and register an FIR, however the cops said, based on preliminary investigation, it was confirmed the death was due to natural causes and hence did not file an FIR.

"The victim's family had approached the police station and we got a postmortem conducted at the district hospital. The cause of death came to be a heart attack, which is a natural cause. Therefore, it did not merit any FIR or action. There was a coronavirus scare since she was unwell but the driver dropped her near a toll plaza so she could hail another transport," a news report had quoted an official as saying.