The body of a 25-year-old coronavirus patient, which went missing from the Covid-19 ward of Sir Sundar Lal Hospital’s super-speciality block at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) two days ago, was recovered from the hospital premises on Monday night, a university official said.
The patient’s body was recovered from near the sewer line of the city’s BHU COVID hospital on Monday.
The incident has sparked outrage in the area with the family accusing the hospital authorities of killing the patient for organ harvesting.
The family has claimed that the patient was killed so that his kidney could be harvested.
After the family created a ruckus at the hospital, police from multiple police stations reached the spot.
According to officials, the victim went missing from the COVID ward of the BHU Hospital on Sunday evening. His family members registered missing persons report at the Lanka police station in Dafi.
The patient had been admitted to the hospital last week after being injured in an accident but was later found to be coronavirus positive. He was then shifted to the hospital’s COVID isolation ward.
After his disappearance on Sunday, a search was launched and his body was found near the hospital’s sewer line.