Seven accused have been arrested in Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh for stealing clothes of the dead who died of COVID-19 from crematoria and burial grounds, said police on Sunday.
The arrests come at a time when social media and the national dailies have been counting an ever growing number of dead bodies amid a deepening crisis due to pandemic in the country.
Earlier today, the Uttar Pradesh government further extended the statewide curfew till May 17 to cut the chain of transmission.
“Seven people have been arrested.
During interrogation it was revealed that they used to steal bedsheets, sarees, clothes of the dead. Among the items recovered are: 520 bedsheets, 127 kurtas, 52 white sarees and other articles of clothing,” Circle Officer Alok Singh told a posse of reporters.