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Inhumane Corruption: UP cops pocket money for proper cremation, burn unclaimed body with waste

Lucknow | Jan 11: A shocking case of police corruption has emerged from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh where local cops allegedly burnt an unclaimed body along with waste. Reports suggest that the accused personnel pocketed the money given to them by the department for giving the unclaimed body a proper cremation.

The police officers in question were given an amount of Rs 2,700 by the department to ensure that the unclaimed body is given a proper cremation. They were supposed to use Rs 300 out of the amount to buy a shroud, Rs 400 to move the body to a cemetery and the remaining Rs 2,000 for the cremation.

However, the officers decided to take the money for themselves and instead burnt the body along with tires and plastic waste using kerosene. After reports of the alleged corruption by these officials came to light, a police inquiry was initiated into their actions by the Uttar Pradesh police.

A former Deputy General of Police (DGP) said that it is expected of police personnel to give a proper cremation or burial to unclaimed bodies of unidentified persons. However, the fact that the policemen decided to pocket the money given to them by the department and burn the body along with waste shows not just blatant corruption but inhumane behaviour on the part of the erring policemen. (Mirror Now)

 

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