At least five more unidentified bodies,including two of women,were fished out from Ganga,in Jhunsi area,on Tuesday. The police have not ruled out the possibility of the bodies being that of Uttarakhand pilgrims.
Beginning June 26,the total number of bodies suspected to be of the Uttarakhand flood victims fished out of Ganga in the district so far has gone up to 14. Superintendent of Police (Trans-Ganga) Shafiq Ahmed said: The bodies appear to be of victims in the age group of 30 to 50 years. Most of them were badly decomposed. Sacred threads were found on the hands of couple of bodies,indicating that they could be of Uttarakhand pilgrims. The bodies have been brought to Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital,where they would be kept for 72 hours for identification.
On Monday,Senior Superintendent of Police (Allahabad) Mohit Agarwal had instructed the station officers (SOs) of those police stations,which fall on banks of Ganga,to depute beat constables to ensure that immediate action is taken in case a body is spotted in the flooded waters. Some of these police stations are: Manda,Meja,Shiv Kuti,Jhunsi and Handia. The Jal police too have been directed to stay on alert.