Srikakulam district collector J Nivas speaking to media on Saturday.
Srikakulam district collector J Nivas speaking to media on Saturday.

Andhra: 4 suspended for Srikakulam incident where earth mover used to take body to burial

ANI | Updated: Jun 28, 2020 15:11 IST

Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 28 (ANI): Four persons were suspended in the incident, in which the body of a 70-year-old person was taken to the burial ground on a JCB earthmover in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district.
Srikakulam district collector J Nivas said the four persons were suspended in Sompeta village, where the dead body of a woman was carried on a tractor to the graveyard.
Speaking to media on Saturday evening, collector Nivas informed that Sompeta major village panchayat Executive Officer Jyotiswar Reddy, panchayat tractor contingent driver Tenka Anil, contingent workers A Nellaiah and I Behara Ravi have been suspended.
Further, show causes notices have been served to Tehsildar S Guruprasad and MPDO Sivaji Panigrahi.
Collector Nivas said that that action has been taken on officials who did not follow protocol in shifting the bodies. (ANI)

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