The body of a deceased being wrapped in plastic and carried on a bicycle was reported from Karnataka on Sunday. The video which stormed Twitter has now become fodder for the Opposition Congress to target the government.
A case of carrying the dead on a bicycle was reported again. This time it was from Belagavi in Karnataka. It is reported that, due to fear of COVID, no one came forward to help, forcing the family of the 70-year-old to wrap the body in plastic and carry it on a bicycle.
The 19-second video has been trending and the Opposition Congress has now taken it as a point to corner the BS Yediyurappa- led BJP government and accused them of failure in dealing with the pandemic.
KPCC president DK Shivakumar, took to Twitter and wrote, "Relatives of a 70-year-old person who died in Kittur, Belagavi had to carry the body for cremation on a bicycle in heavy rains. CM BS Yediyurappa, where is your government? Why was an ambulance not provided? This incompetent Govt lacks humanity and has been a total failure in handling the pandemic."
ಬೆಳಗಾವಿಯ ಕಿತ್ತೂರಿನ 70 ವರ್ಷದ ವೃದ್ಧನ ಶವವನ್ನು ಕುಟುಂಬ ಸದಸ್ಯರು ಮಳೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೆನೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಸೈಕಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) August 17, 2020
ಸಿಎಂ @BSYBJP ಅವರೇ ಎಲ್ಲಿದೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ಕಾರ? ಅವರಿಗೆ ಏಕೆ ಆಂಬ್ಯುಲೆನ್ಸ್ ಒದಗಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ?
ಈ ಅಸಮರ್ಥ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾನವೀಯತೆ ಇಲ್ಲವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಪಿಡುಗು ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಲು ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ವಿಫಲವಾಗಿದೆ pic.twitter.com/dZxCj9sO9P
As per a report, the aged man had high fever for two days and local doctors advised the family to admit him to hospital as he was showing coronavirus symptoms. The family was preparing to shift him, but before he could be moved to hospital, he died.
The family then tried to get an ambulance to shift the body for last rites as per protocol, but none came forth due to fear. Even neighbours stayed away.
The family then decided to carry the body on a bicycle to cremate him.
Last Updated 17, Aug 2020, 9:20 PM