COVID-19 Scare: Family Shun Last Rites Of Youth In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Kith and kin of a youth who had returned from Bengaluru to his village in Keonjhar district of Odisha last month and had died yesterday under mysterious circumstances refused to cremate his body amid coronavirus scare.

Reportedly, the deceased identified as Ranjan Pradhan of Balabhadrapur village under Champua police limits of the district was working as a security guard in Bengaluru and had returned to his village on March 10.

He had completed the mandatory quarantine period but due to his sudden death, family members and villagers refused to touch his body. On getting information, police and magistrate reached the village and sent Pradhan’s body for post-mortem.