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.
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.
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
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.
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.
August 02, 2009 4:09 am
Nisar Ahmed Aasi was 24 when he saw a rickshaw pullers body lying on the road for four days,unclaimed and battered by the pouring rain.
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.