Srinagar: A woman from Old City’s Rainawari, who died of coronavirus at a hospital here on Tuesday, was laid to rest with the help of local police.
According to the reports, the cops deployed at the police station Rainawari volunteered to perform the last rites of the elderly woman after her body was handed over to her family by the hospital authorities.
A team of policemen dug the grave and helped the family in burying the deceased as per the government notified protocol, reported news agency KNT. Only a few persons attended the funeral prayers.
The report quoted a police officer rubbishing the rumors that the family of the deceased had declined to accept the body for final rites.
The 80-year-old woman died today, a day after she tested positive for the dreaded disease at the Chest Disease hospital here.
“She was diabetic, hypertensive and had other comorbidities,” Medical Superintendent CD hospital Dr Saleem Tak had told a news agency.
With the woman’s death, the number of fatalities due to the virus has gone up to 8—seven in Kashmir and one in Jammu. With her death, the toll due to the novel coronavirus has gone up to 8—seven in Kashmir and one in Jammu.
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