Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh): Since nobody in the family of an elderly person who succumbed to the virus on Thursday, turned to claim his body, MLA conducted last rites of COVID-19 victim.
Kurnool MLA, Hafeez Khan got information from the police department that nobody in the family of the COVID-19 patient comes forward to get his dead body.
After hearing this, Khan decided to conduct his last rites.
Followed by this, wearing a PPE, Khan accompanied the body of the deceased to the burial spot and conducted the final rituals as per religious beliefs.
Speaking to ANI, Khan said “there is a stigma in society and it needs to be resolved. Public awareness should be created. I thought I should take the initiative in this regard. So I performed the final rites.”