Boudh, Apr 25: An inhumane incident has come to the fore in Boudh district with the dead body of a retired teacher lying in his house and not being sent for cremation for over nine hours as nobody from his relatives and village touching it in fear of Covid infection.
According to information, the incident has occurred at Dhalapur village under Harbhanga police limits in the district. The retired teacher had recently returned from Bhrampaur to his village. Though his swab has been sent for Covid test since April 22, its report has not yet come. Following illness, he died this morning.
Kin and villagers suspect that he might have died of Covid infection. In fear of getting infection, they are not touching the body.