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Four days after death, non-local still not buried as hospital admin awaits Covid-19 test

Srinagar: While right to burial or cremation is a fundamental right, a non-local who purportedly died of cardiac arrest in Anantnag district of south Kashmir awaits the same from last more than four days. Shamasdin son of Madis Ansari of Jamia Masjid Dadia Kushinagar UP, who was working as tailor in Anantnag, died on the intervening night of 12 and 13 May at GMC hospital Janglat Mandi following a heart attack.

However, the doctors decided to take his sample for Covid-19. “The report is still awaited,” they said. The body has been kept in the mortuary of District Hospital.

Officials said the legal heirs have given consent to bury the body in Anantnag as transporting it to home towm was not possible aming the ongoing lockdown.

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