When an accident or a murder happens, people gather around the scene take pictures of the dead corpses. We all believe it's the police duty to retrieve the bodies from the accident scene. (Photo courtesy)
However, this is not the case for Mohammed 'kallu' sharafat Hussain,who for the past 18 years has been fishing dead bodies and body parts in the Mithi River for a living. Born in West Bengal, India. He moved to Mumbai in the early 90's after the Hindu-Muslim riot that got his parents massacred. (Photo courtesy/Hindu-Muslim riot)
Mohammed wandered around jobless for a couple of years and spent years singing on the streets of the city to get food from well wishers. (Photo courtesy /Mohammed 'kallu' Sharafat Hussain) He's a truck driver by profession. However, he helps the Mumbai police unit to retrieve bodies from freak accidents and difficult situations. If there's a state of emergency, like a murder where the victims body has been discarded and difficult to find.(Photo courtesy/Some of Mohammed's work)
The police calls out for his help. He best describes his services as the fastest and playing with dead bodies has become a habit for him. (Photo courtesy/Mohammed's archives)
No matter how gruesome the murder is, even with the body chopped to pieces or if someone has hung themselves or burnt alive. The police unit brings Mohammed in to help. In 2002,a corpse of a Punjabi male was washed up and nobody was ready to go near it. Mohammed told the police he could go and get the body but they denied him claiming the water was too deep. He however managed to convince them he could swim,that was his first job. Mohammed's job is to check the body and pack it. After collecting the corpse, he undresses it to look for injury marks. He then sifts through the corpse's hair to look for head injuries to figure if its a murder or an accident. However for women bodies, he checks for possible insertion of sticks or bottles into the genitals. Everything is examined. Mohammed believes its a noble deed to clean up those bodies, before they leave this world. He further claims the job cannot be handled by the weak hearted as he has seen far much worse. For instance, 6 days had passed since a man died in his house. When the body began to fester, the neighbours started complaining. Upon opening the door, he saw the house filled with worms. According to Mohammed, this is not the first case as has made his way through a sea of corpses. This noble act has earned him a reputation far and wide. He's well respected and loved by all in his hometown for his kindness and good heart as he also helps those in need.
Content created and supplied by: ReeceTurner (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More