Two bodies found in Runjh river in MP's Panna district: official
The deceased were not COVID-19 patients, according to their families.
''A team of officials and police visited Kali Ghat on the Runjh river near Nandanpur after getting reports that bodies were found floating there on May 11,'' district collector Sanjay Kumar Mishra told PTI.
The two bodies had been consigned to the river by the deceased men's kin on May 5 and May 8, respectively. As per the local tradition, when an ailing person dies, the body is released in the river, the collector said.
The police buried the bodies near the river after completing legal formalities and with the consent of relatives, the collector said.
State Congress leader Kamal Nath claimed in a tweet earlier that six bodies were found in the river and demanded probe.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)