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Coronavirus victim's body nibbled by rats at Indore hospital

The body of an 87-year-old coronavirus victim in Madhya Pradesh's Indore was allegedly nibbled by rats at a private hospital, his family claimed prompting the district administration to order a probe on Monday. 

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Indore Published on: September 21, 2020 19:18 IST
Coronavirus victim's body nibbled by rats at Indore hospital
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The body of an 87-year-old coronavirus victim in Madhya Pradesh's Indore was allegedly nibbled by rats at a private hospital, his family claimed prompting the district administration to order a probe on Monday. The shocking incident came to light when a video surfaced on social media.

In the video, injury marks on the face and legs of the corpse are visible, and a distraught person is seen complaining that the body handed over to them by the private hospital had bite marks made by rats.

Indore's COVID-19 nodal officer Amit Malakar said the elderly man, who was on oxygen support due to the severity of the infection, died in the hospital on Sunday.

"The district administration has ordered a probe into the incident," Malakar informed.

The additional district magistrate will handle the probe, he said.

The deceased's grandson said he was admitted in the hospital four days ago following fluctuation in oxygen levels

and had tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

"The hospital management handed over his body to us on Monday. We found rat bite marks on his ears and thumbs," he claimed 

(With Inputs from PTI)

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