Mass cremation of 52 bodies to take place in Ranchi on October 14


For the first time the bank of Jumar will witness mass cremation of bodies on October 14.

The move is sequel to a story published by Prabhat Khabar,Hindi daily,disclosing that 55 unclaimed bodies were lying inside Morgue of RIMS hospital in Ranchi for long due to non availability of wood.

Responding to this story,Ranchi Municipal Corporation officials approached the state forest department which agreed to provide wood.Soon,while the RMC identified the venue for mass crematon,Murda Kalyan Samiti(KMS),a group,came forward, and decided to offer its services to lift these bodies for their mass cremation on the bank of Jumar.

Now,two other private groups-Jharkhand Thok Vastra Vikreta Sangh and Maheshwari Yuva Sanghatan –have offered their help to hold the mass cremation.KMS’s Mohammed Khalid said;”We are going to buy cloth and other items needed to cremate these bodies.”

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