Prayagraj: Constant rain and raising water level in the Ganga river have brought back evocating pictures of floating bodies in the waters.
Local journalists have been taking pictures that can be entitled as disruptive, to put it rather mildly.
The growing water level has revealed that the bodies which were buried in the sands, and the authorities have been working overtime to take out the bodies and complete the final rituals of them.
A video from a second ghat showed that there were two men who were pulling out another shroud-covered body from the river and putting it on the sandbank.
A picture which was taken on Wednesday showed a body adhered on the riverbank, with one hand unfolded with white surgical glove sticking out of the saffron shroud.
The body was dragged out by a team from the Prayagraj Municipal Corporation.
Niraj Kumar Singh, a zonal official for the Prayagraj Municipal Corporation, said to reporters that he had cremated almost 40 bodies in the last 24 hours.
When asked about a body where an oxygen tube could be seen in the mouth of the dead body. He accepted that it appealed that the person was ill before death.
It appeared that the family dumped the dead body here and went away. Maybe they were afraid I cannot say, the official said.
We are incinerating all the bodies separately, with all the rituals, he said to a news channel.
The sources said that few of the bodies were not even in a rotten state, which denotes that they were buried recently.
While the bodies covered in the mud are dissolved, the sandbanks tend to conserve them.
What Mayor Said on Ganga river:
Prayagraj Mayor Abhilasha Gupta Nandi, who was captured in a video helping with the incineration on the riverbanks, told one of the reporters that the state had an old tradition of burial by many communities.
Wherever we find revealed bodies because of the cluster in the river, we are carrying out cremations, Nandi said.
The seeings led to the public is outrageous and it was believed that the deaths were due to Coronavirus and the fatalities were being under reported by Uttar Pradesh Govt.
It may be renowned that the visions of mass shallow burials in the sands on the riverbanks of the Ganga river at many locations in Uttar Pradesh.
Bihar had made international headlines in May, corresponding with the disastrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The state government had refused that the fatalities are linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and had alleged that the burial in the river is a oldest standing tradition.