The incident took place in the village of Tirtanga under the Gopalpur police station of Bhagalpur district.
The news came to light after two days of its occurrence when the video of a helpless, Neeru Yadav, carrying the carcass of his son in a sack surfaced on the internet and went viral. This made the Bihar police spring into action.
The case got handed over to a DSP rank officer. Sub-inspectors Rajdeep Raman of Gopalpur police station and Nand Lal Choudhary of Kursela police station got suspended on charges of dereliction of duty.
The incident took place in the village of Tirtanga under the Gopalpur police station of Bhagalpur district. According to the sources, the family already registered a complaint of a missing son at Gopalpur police station, days before when the son went missing.
Yadav came to know about his son’s body afloat on the riverbank under Kursela police station. He went to recover it. The body was found decaying and tarnished by animals. The son’s clothes and scars did identification.
The misconduct of the police department came to light when officers of both the police stations asked Neeru Yadav to visit the police station with the body. The authority did not care to provide any means of transport. The father had to stuff his child’s body in a sack and walk three kilometers until someone took notice and provided transport to reach the police station.
Police suggested Yadav take the body to Bhagalpur Sadar Hospital for a postmortem on Sunday after all the paperwork got done. The pleas for the arrangement of an ambulance by the father fell on deaf ears. Yadav had to arrange some transport on his own and take the body to the hospital.
Nitish Kumar's government has been targeted by the RJD over this issue.