Varanasi flyover collapse: Hospital staff demand bribes for postmortem
In a shameful incident a distraught household that misplaced 5 of its members within the Varanasi flyover collapse was allegedly requested to pay a bribe of Rs 300 per physique for conducting postmortem.
Jaunpur-based Jitendra Yadav, who misplaced 5 relations, has launched a video by which employees of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu College have been seen allegedly accepting bribe to conduct the postmortem.
“A employees member advised us to pay Rs 300 per physique for the postmortem. They have been demanding cash from all of the bereaved households,” Yadav stated.
Talking on the allegations of bribes demanded by the employees, Deputy Chief Minister of UP Dinesh Sharma advised India Right this moment TV: “We’ve filed a grievance towards the category IV workers who demanded cash. Strict motion can be taken towards them after investigation.”
At the least 18 folks have been killed and lots of injured when an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi On Tuesday (Might 15) afternoon.
In the meantime police have filed a primary data report (FIR) on the Sigra police station towards officers of the Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Company.
The FIR doesn’t title anybody. Although it has listed the supervisory officers, contractors and employees appointed by the company who got the duty of developing the flyover.
The accused have been booked beneath Sections 304 (culpable murder not amounting to homicide), 308 (try and commit culpable murder) and 427 (mischief) of the Indian Penal Code.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suspended the chief challenge supervisor HC Tiwari, challenge supervisor KR Sudan, engineer Lal Chand and assistant engineer Rajesh Singh throughout his go to to Varanasi late night time on Tuesday.
The chief minister has additionally arrange a three-member committee to probe the collapse. The committee has been requested to furnish an in depth report inside 48 hours. Adityanath has additionally introduced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the households of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for the significantly injured.
Out of the seven injured being handled on the trauma centre, the situation of two are critical, in response to the district administration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who can also be MP from Varanasi, had provided his condolences to the households of the victims in a tweet. Modi spoke to Adityanath and directed him to make sure that affected individuals are given all doable help.
Watch: 18 lifeless, a number of injured as under-construction flyover collapses in Varanasi