Kashmiri merchant dies in Kokatta, buried against the wishes of family
Srinagar: Authorities in West Bengal’s Kolkatta city Wednesday refused to hand over the body of a Kashmiri merchant to his family due to Covid-19 scare.
The family in Kashmir are wandering from pillar to post to take the possession of the body but has failed so far while their pleas and requests have fallen on deaf ears.
Notably, a Kashmir Shawl Trader, Ghulam Rasool Reshi son of Abdul Rehman Reshi, resident of Dara Saidapora Harwan area of Srinagar suffered a heart-attack in Kolkatta on Wednesday morning. He was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
His relatives said that instead of handing over the body to his family back home in Kashmir, authorities buried it near a mosque in Howrah Bridge area.
“We have been requesting authorities and even contacted district administration but nobody listened to us,” they said.
They said authorities in Kolkatta cite lockdown as the reason and they say due to Covid-19 scare they are unable to send the body to Kashmir. The family members appealed authorities to handover the body to them on humanitarian grounds.
The deceased is survived by his parents, wife and a minor daughter. (KNT)