Two family members of the deceased managed to carry off the body on a motorcycle, but were later caught by the police.

To avoid postmortem on relative family members flee with body from AP hospitalPicture Credit: Deccan Chronicle
news Death Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 08:45

Two persons from a family fled with the body of their kin on a motorcycle as they allegedly didn’t want the body to be cut up during a post-mortem. The incident took place on Saturday at the Nandyal government hospital in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

The deceased, identified as 20-year-old Narayana, was a daily wage labourer of Govindinne in Dornipadu mandal and had killed himself over a relationship failure. He was rushed to the Nadyal government General Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.

An argument soon broke out between the family members and the hospital staff when the family was asked to shift the body to the post-mortem room. At this juncture, two of the family members brought Narayana’s body outside the hospital, loaded it onto a motorcycle and attempted to flee. The relatives did not want Narayana’s body to be cut up during the post mortem, reported TNIE.

The police, however, followed the two men on a motorcycle with the dead body near a flyover bridge and brought them back to the hospital.

The body was later returned back to the family after the post mortem, reported Deccan Chronicle. No case has been booked in this case.

In a similar instance at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, a married couple Navdeep and Pooja had killed themselves. Their family, however, didn’t want an autopsy done on them. The Times of India (TOI) reported the family as having attempted to sneak the body out from the hospital to the cremation grounds. This eventually led to a standoff between the police and family members at the cremation grounds where a large mob had gathered. The police ended up booking case against 10 identified and 200 unidentified people for rioting. The family members were booked for obstructing the legal process.

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