Corpses pile up in morgues, Delhi High Court seeks solution

The observation came when the bench was told that IOs pay from their pockets to cremate these unclaimed bodies.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 1, 2016 2:16 am

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday told police and other stakeholders to come up with solutions to the problem of piling up of unclaimed corpses in city morgues — some of which have been there for four months.

“What is this nonsense? Why don’t you (police) do something about it? It is shocking that investigating officers (IOs) have to pay for it (cremation),” a bench of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Jayant Nath said.

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The observation came when the bench was told that IOs pay from their pockets to cremate these unclaimed bodies. It expressed concern over the “decades old” practice of cops paying for the cremation.