Mumbai: The Maharashtra Police are verifying an alleged incident where bodies of two teenagers were found kept in rock salt at the morgue of a state-run hospital in Jalgaon, allegedly to "bring them back to life".
A video that has been widely circulated on the social media which supposedly shows the bodies of two teenagers immersed in rock salt weighing more than a quintal. The police have written a letter to dean of the hospital to verify the incident, an official said on Sunday.
"As the bodies were in the possession of the hospital, we cannot confirm the incident," said MIDC police station inspector Ranjeet Shirsath. He, however, confirmed to have written a letter to verify the incident.
The dead, both residents of Master Colony in Jalgaon, had drowned in a pond on Friday evening and their bodies were sent for post-mortem on the same night. Police officials say that what happened in the hospital's mortuary is not known to them and are awaiting a reply. Interestingly their family members performed the last rites of the teenagers on Saturday morning itself leading to doubts about why their bodies were kept in salt.