When the family refused to accept the body of a Hindu man, while his wife undergoing treatment for COVID – 19 in Akola Govt . Medical college and Hospita ( GMCH), some Muslim youth performed his funeral.
The man dies of heart attack on Saturday. His son lives in Nagpur, refused to accept his father’s body. A local Muslim organisation , Akola Kutchhi Memon Jamaat, accepts the body. On Sunday, some Muslim youth lit the pyre at the crematorium. Javed Zakeria , president of the Muslim organization , said , “after Akola reported its first death, we decided to perform funerals for those who are unable to perform the funerals. Till now they performed 60 funerals, of which 21 are Covid patients. Out of this 5 were from Hindu families “.
Akola is one of the coronavirus hotspot city in Maharashtra. The wife of deceased man was admitted to GMCH hospital around 4 pm on May 23 rd. around 6.30 pm the man had collapsed at home .An ambulance was sent from GMCH but he was dead. The wife’s report came positive on May 24th morning. As per protocol they don’t take swab from the dead man but swabs of his close relatives are taken .Reports are yet to come.