Four suspended for inhumane treatment of Covid victim’s body in Andhra

By Author  |  Published: 28th Jun 2020  3:45 pmUpdated: 29th Jun 2020  8:00 am
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Srikakulam: Four persons were suspended in the incident, in which the body of a 70-year-old person was taken to the burial ground on a JCB earthmover in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district.

Srikakulam district collector J Nivas said the four persons were suspended in Sompeta village, where the dead body of a woman was carried on a tractor to the graveyard.

Speaking to media on Saturday evening, collector Nivas informed that Sompeta major village panchayat Executive Officer Jyotiswar Reddy, panchayat tractor contingent driver Tenka Anil, contingent workers A Nellaiah and I Behara Ravi have been suspended.

Further, show causes notices have been served to Tehsildar S Guruprasad and MPDO Sivaji Panigrahi.

Collector Nivas said that that action has been taken on officials who did not follow protocol in shifting the bodies.