Cop uses tyres to cremate unclaimed body, suspended after video goes viral

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

An inquiry has been initiated into the matter under ASP Rajesh Srivastava.”According to sources, the department allocates Rs 2,700 to cremate any unidentified body. It was later cremated by police on Wednesday afternoon.Speaking to TOI, Baghpat SP Shailesh Kumar Pandey said, “We have suspended head constable Jaiveer Singh after the incident came to light. If not, it is cremated by the police.”He added, “Insensitivity slips in when the idea is to dispose of the body rather than cremating it with dignity.” If the relatives are traced, the body is then handed over to them. Out of this, Rs 400 is to be used for transporting the body from postmortem house to the cremation site, Rs 300 for shroud and Rs 2000 for other rituals including purchase of logs.

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