Tirupati MLA leads by example, attends funeral of Covid-19 victim

Tirupati MLA leads by example, attends funeral of Covid-19 victim

At a time when stigma prevails over the last rites of victims of the novel coronavirus, Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy led by example as he attended the funeral of a Covid-19 patient.

Tirupati YSRCP MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy on Wednesday took part in the funeral of a man who died due to Covid-19 after the family of the deceased reportedly refused.

Together with members of the Human Development Forum, the MLA attended the funeral of the corona deceased at the Harishchandra Cemetery in Tirupati.

Calling for an end to discrimination towards the body of Covid-19 patients, Tirupati YSRCP MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said it is safe for families to attend the funeral after six-hour of death.

“All are equal after death. Of course, we need to take precaution while dealing with corona, but refusing a respectful cremation is a crime. I request people not to fear and socially isolate those infected. The funeral can be held as per their custom as coronavirus doesn't spread from the body after certain hours,” the MLA said.