The viral photo of a man taking a cycle rickshaw with a dead body is from 2017, and it is incorrectly attributed to India's current COVID-19 crises.
Alt News fact checked the picture and found a September 1, 2017, Patrika post. In Uttar Pradesh's Gurdaha village, a newlywed woman had died by suicide, as per the post. The body was taken to the district hospital and kept sealed after the death was confirmed to the police. The family had to wait for an ambulance for several hours the next day to move the body for a postmortem examination. After the ambulance failed to arrive, the family transported the body in a rickshaw.
A relative's video statement was also attached to Patrika's article. The relative speaking in the video is the yellow shirt man who appears in the viral photograph. The man says that he used a rickshaw to move the body from the district hospital to the postmortem facility.
Therefore, a photograph from 2017 of a man riding a cycle rickshaw with a body is incorrectly linked to India's current COVID-19 crisis.