For some households who’ve misplaced family members within the three-train accident in Odisha, the battle to say the our bodies is continuous, and even worsening, 4 days on. NDTV met a minimum of three households in Bhubaneswar in the present day who claimed that the our bodies of their family members have been launched to another person.
Others have been ready for days, solely to be advised by authorities that the our bodies shall be handed over solely after the outcomes of a DNA check are out.
The Commissioner of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Company mentioned in the present day that the delays are occurring as they’re getting some kin who usually are not blood relations.
Authorities mentioned a DNA check is critical to make sure that the method stays clear and error-free. They’ve, nevertheless, refused to verify the claims of the households who mentioned that the our bodies have been given to another person and mentioned that DNA exams are awaited.
A grieving mom advised NDTV on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar that the physique of her 16-year-old son has been recognized however she has been knowledgeable that it has already been launched to another person. “They advised me another person has taken the physique,” mentioned 30-year-old Meera Devi from Nepal.
West Bengal resident Zakaria Laskar additionally mentioned he has been advised by hospital authorities that the physique of his uncle Abu Bakar Laskar has been claimed by a lady from Malda. “They’re saying a lady from Malda has taken away the physique. I do not know the girl’s title. They’re simply telling me a lady has taken the physique,” he mentioned.
Sheikh Abdul Ghani, who has misplaced a son and was on the morgue of the Bhubaneswar AIIMS along with his youthful son, mentioned he has additionally been advised one thing related by the authorities. “In regards to the physique, they’re saying that somebody from Bihar has claimed the physique. I can not discover my son’s physique,” Mr Ghani, who can be from West Bengal, mentioned.
For another households, it has been an never-ending wait. Gorachand Banerjee from South 24 Parganas in West Bengal has been on the AIIMS morgue since Monday to say the physique of his son, Subhashish Banerjee. Authorities have, nevertheless, advised him will probably be handed over solely after the outcomes of a DNA check are out.
Requested in regards to the delays, Vijay Amruta Kulange, Commissioner of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Company, mentioned, “We’re getting some kin who usually are not blood relations and that is why some identification isn’t occurring correctly. That is the rationale that AIIMS has taken a choice in the present day to gather blood samples for DNA testing.”
288 folks have been killed within the practice accident, considered one of India’s worst in many years, and Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena mentioned in the present day that 83 our bodies are but to be recognized.