Bengaluru: Ambulance driver held for seeking Rs 18K to transport Covid victim's body

An ambulance driver in Bengaluru was arrested for allegedly dumping a COVID-19 patient's body outside a crematorium on the city's outskirts as the deceased's family refused to pay the "exorbitant fee" he sought, police said on Friday. The accused was identified as Sharath Gowda. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast division, CK Baba, in a tweet, said that the accused had sought Rs 18,000 for transporting the body from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research in Jayanagar 9th Block to the China Shanti Dhama Electric Crematorium in Hebbal.

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