WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jun 23, 2019, 12.16 PM
Several human skeletal remains were found behind Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, where around 140 have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). A day after, alleging negligence by post-mortem department, minister Ashok Chaudhary said that sometimes bodies have no claimants and in such events, the government pays Rs 2000 to post-mortem department to burn the bodies, which "they don't do many times".
He also said "Probe will reveal the truth behind the incident," adding that "media is projecting it differently."
Bihar Minister Ashok Chaudhary on skeletons found near SKMCH in Muzzaffarpur: Sometimes bodies have no claimants so Govt gives Rs2,000(to post mortem dept) to burn the bodies,which they don't do many times. Probe will reveal the truth behind this,media projecting it differently pic.twitter.com/gWm2pc1fNc