District administrations to conduct final rites of unclaimed bodies: Revenue Minister R Ashoka

10:06 PM, Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

R Ashoka Bengaluru : The Revenue department officials have been entrusted to conduct final rites for those bodies where the family members were refusing to accept.

Revenue Minister Mr R Ashoka on Thursday said that an order has been issued where the respective Tahsildars, Assistant Commissioners or Deputy Commissioners will take lead in conducting the final rites of the deceased people as per the religious customs of the families. It may be noted that Revenue Minister Mr R Ashoka had participated in the mass immersion of the unclaimed ashes on Wednesday at Belakawadi in Mandya district.

As there have been reports that many families were not coming forward to take over the bodies of their kin who have died of Covid. Hence, the order has been issued for the respective district administrations to conduct the final rites.

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