Lucknow, July 29: A dead body was fished out of a drain with the help of a JCB digging machine and carried to hospital piled up on garbage in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad town. Two policemen have been suspended, an official said.
The incident took place Sunday in the Nalbandan area of the town when people spotted the naked dead body of a youngster lying in a big drain.
Policemen came and asked for a JCB machine of the municipal corporation, used to clean drains and lift garbage from various city dumps.
The JCB was then pressed into service to lift out the dead body, which was identified by Jitendra Joshi, resident of Chandravargate, as that of his 18-year-old son Shivam.
The teenager had gone missing for the last four days, the inconsolable Joshi told policemen and requested them to call an ambulance to place the body with some dignity.
The pleas of the father and other residents went unheard and for full four km, till the district hospital, the body was taken on the JCB machine's plougher along with garbage even as passers-by were left shocked.
As the anger among people grew, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Singh suspended two policemen - Man Singh and Vijaypal Singh of the Rasoolpur police station.
"This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we have taken tough action against the errant policemen," he told IANS.