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In this Jaipur police station, post mortems have been done in an old, corroded truck for a long time

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In this Jaipur police station, post mortems have been done in an old, corroded truck for a long time

Seeing dormant bodies strewn over a corroded truck may appear to be abhorrent and brutal yet it's very regular at Bassi police station in Rajasthan's capital of Jaipur.

Without a morgue, throughout the previous three decades, the after the death of bodies has been led inside a truck reallocated quite a while back by the police.

Loaded with dried leaves, bloodstains and bits of torn fabrics, the truck remains amidst the compound where the police headquarters is arranged.

"The post-mortem of bodies must be directed inside the truck in light of the fact that there is no mortuary close to the police station. Obscure bodies which can be kept for 3-4 days are sent to the SMS Hospital which is around 25 kilometers away," Virendra Singh, station house officer, Bassi police station told.

Singh added that when it came to examples where the relatives required the body to be discharged for last rituals, the circumstance ended up noticeably troublesome.

"In such a case, the after death must be done early so that the body can be given over to the relatives. Without a mortuary, the post-mortem is directed over the open truck," said the SHO.


The relatives sit tight for the body of their friends and family, as only a couple meters far from them the body is dismembered for post-mortem examination.

The police say that the foul scent originating from the body frequently comes about into brothers for their families living in the quarters nearby the police headquarters.

"The odor is certainly vexatious as an after death should occur inside a mortuary not in the open. After a time of no less than 30 years, a room in the nearby community health center (CHC) has been focused in by the wellbeing division where the posthumous will happen later on," said the SHO.

The responsible for the CHC in Bassi, he said that the choice is confronting fire from the inhabitants living close to the wellbeing focus.

"It has been nearly concluded that the postmortems will occur at a room in the CHC. Be that as it may, the inside is situated in an exceptionally swarmed territory and the nearby occupants are restricting this choice as they are against moving of a morgue close to their homes attributable to foul smell," said Mittal.

Authorities said that as of late the state human rights commission had likewise raised the issue and had requested that the health department shift the mortuary

"The choice has been taken to move the mortuary and a room has been recognized. We have guaranteed the restricting occupants that the stature of the divider close to their home will be expanded with the goal that they are not annoyed by the odor," Prabhudayal Sharma, sub divisional judge, Bassi told.

He included that after death at the new office are planned to begin in a couple days.