Deputy Commissioner Apologises

“We have seen the viral video. A committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner PS Manjunath has been formed to probe the incident as directed by the Deputy Commissioner today. So they will investigate the matter and send a report to the DC,” Ramalingappa told TNM.

In a statement, Ballari DC Nakul expressed regret over the incident and apologised. He also said the ground team shown in the video has been disbanded and a new team will be inducted.

“A few videos have been circulating in the social media since this morning, showing footage of burial procedures. An enquiry was ordered under Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ballari and it was found that the video does belong to Ballari and comprises of the burial of 8 people who passed away after succumbing to COVID-19,” read the statement.

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