- Police personnel in Karnataka performs last rites of a man
- The man was killed by an Elephant
In an unusual gesture towards humanity, three police personnel in Karnataka performed the last rites of a man earlier this week after his family refused to carry out the last rites fearing they will catch the novel coronavirus.
The 44 year old man, who is said was mentally challenged, was trampled to death by an Elephant 4 days ago in the border district of Chamarajanagar near Mysore.
This area is known for the frequent cases of conflicts between human and animals.
After the post-mortem was conducted, his family which lived in a village in the same district refused to take the body.
Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Madegowda and 2 more policemen made sure that the man received dignity in death and performed the last rites of the man at a Hindu cemetery in Chamarajanagar. However, there was no priest present there.
ASI Madegowda got a grave dug in the cemetery by an earthmover.
The officer brought a piece of white cloth and then covered the body and then with the help of 2 other cops, he buried the man in the grave. ASI Madegowda was seen holding the incense sticks and praying before the man’s grave. Police officer Sunil said, “The deceased was not mentally stable. The Assistant Sub Inspector performed the last rites three days back,” who is in charge of the Chamrajanagar East police station