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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

unclaimed bodies


Despite Covid scare, 66-yr-old continues to volunteer to cremate unclaimed bodies

June 12, 2020 10:43 am

Vashisth, who is associated with an NGO named All India Seva Samiti since the past 23 years, has cremated around 2,300 unclaimed bodies till date, with rituals of every religion.

Unclaimed bodies in Delhi: Acknowledged by state only in death, as ‘lawaris’

April 25, 2016 3:50 am

Bodies from 17 police station areas are sent in to the Sabzi Mandi mortuary. The numbers peak in winters and summers, when the poor and the homeless succumb to the fury of the elements.

Delhi: Suspect IDs, tracking delays mean unclaimed bodies often don’t rest in peace 

April 26, 2016 7:07 am

Police refuse to accept names or addresses furnished by friends, or even shelter home records of poor people who die without leaving behind a proof of identity

Unclaimed bodies in Delhi: Nameless and faceless

April 25, 2016 3:25 am

With protocol limiting time to trace families or loved ones, and valid identification difficult to come by, authorities are left with hard choices.

Unclaimed bodies: HC tells govt to draft a policy

October 15, 2009 3:51 am

In a significant ruling,the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab government to draft a policy with regard to cremation of unclaimed bodies.

An honourable farewell

August 02, 2009 4:09 am

Nisar Ahmed ‘Aasi’ was 24 when he saw a rickshaw puller’s body lying on the road for four days,unclaimed and battered by the pouring rain.

Unclaimed bodies run out of space

February 14, 2009 11:59 pm

The Sassoon General Hospital mortuary,probably the sole address for unclaimed bodies in Pune,has been running way below capacity for weeks.