Srinagar: Police dug the grave of a Rainawari elderly woman who died of Covid-19.
Sources told KNT that police volunteered to perform the last rites of the deceased on Tuesday and dug grave for her.
The deceased, a Rainawari, Srinagar resident, was admitted in CD Hospital in Srinagar after she suffered breathing problem. She later tested positive for coronavirus and passed away today.
While the body was kept in mortuary, hospital sources said that it was handed over to family. The family accepted the body while in wake of Coronavirus threat, policemen from Rainawari Police Station dig the grave.
As per protocol, only few persons offered funeral prayers.
When contacted, a police official said they dug the grave of the woman and laid her to rest as per religious principles. He denied the reports that family had refused to accept and bury her body. (KNT)