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Madras HC grants bail to 12 accused in doctor burial case

The Madras High Court on Saturday found fault with the authorities for not informing in advance about precautions taken for the burial of a doctor, who died of COVID-19 infection here, while granting bail to 12 people arrested in connection with the prevention of his interment. It observed that the accused obstructed the burial of the 55-year-old neurosurgeon fearing spread of the virus in their locality and that they would not have done so if the authorities had informed in advance about the precautions taken. Justice M Nirmal Kumar granted bail to the 12 accused in the case. On April 20, a mob falsely fearing that the burial of the remains may lead to the spread of contagion had attacked the corporation health employees and associates of the deceased doctor. The doctor s wife and son also had to leave the burial ground at Velangadu here in view of the violence. The body was brought to Velangadu as people of Kilpauk area had opposed his burial there. Over a dozen men ...

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