Human skeletal remains found near Hospital in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur
Muzaffarpur: Hundreds of skeletal remains were on Saturday discovered lying near the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, where as many as 108 children have died due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) or Japanese encephalitis.
News agency ANI posted the pictures of deformed human bones and broken skull fragments lying behind the compound of the government-run hospital here.
Bihar: Human skeletal remains found behind Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital, Muzaffarpur. 108 people have died at SKMCH due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). pic.twitter.com/ICRcg3Be1e
— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2019
According to ANI, an investigation team of the hospital accompanied by policemen visited the spot earlier today.
“Skeletal remains have been found here. Detailed information will be provided by the principal, ” Dr Vipin Kumar of the hospital was quoted as saying by the ANI.
The abandoned skeletons have neither been burned nor buried. “The postmortem department takes care of the dead bodies. This is really inhuman if they have dumped the bodies in open. We will ask their department head to call an inquiry regarding the matter,” Superintendent SK Shahi told ANI.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate Alok Ranjan Ghosh sought a detailed report from the administration and concerned departments in connection with the finding of human skeletal remains behind the SKMCH.
Currently, the SKMCH is battling with an influx of cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) with the death toll due to the vector-borne disease crossing 100 today.