The Odisha Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the district collector of Balasore and Inspector General of Railway Police to enquire into alleged carrying of a corpse by the sweepers of Government Railway Police by tying it to a bamboo pole.
The rights panel’s acting chairperson Justice B K Mishra took up the matter suo motu basing on the news reports.
On Wednesday, two sweepers were spotted folding the limbs of a woman’s body in Soro community health centre (CHC) to carry it in a sack. They latter abandoned the body near the GRP office and fled.
According to the published news, an old woman while crossing a railway track after alighting from a train at Bahanaga railway station, was suddenly knocked down by a goods train passing on the same track.
Although she was rightaway taken to a hospital at Soro in Balasore district in an ambulance, the woman was declared dead by the doctor.
Though the woman was rushed to Soro CHC with the help of locals, she was declared brought dead by the doctor. As the railway police were aware of the incident, two of their sweepers reached the hospital after nearly 12 hours to take the body.