Varanasi Bridge Collapse: Victims Forced to Pay Bribe For Postmortem
At least 15 people were killed, and scores of others were trapped under the debris after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasiâ€™s cantonment area on Tuesday, 15 May. Rescue operations are still underway. Workers at the postmortem centre in Benaras Hindu University are allegedly asking the families of victims for a bribe to get the autopsy done. One of the workers reportedly left a dead body on the floor when the victim's family refused to pay him any money. The district Magistrate acted swiftly, and the concerned worker was suspended. A case has been registered against him.
Updated : 16 May 2018, 04:04 PM