Bodies washing up on shores of India is regular occurance
People of Varanasi are accostumed to cremation and funeral rites on the river Ganges, so when body parts of humans wash up on shore, it causes very little reaction among locals.
The most surprising and unique aspect of the city of Varanasi is that the cremation grounds or the 'shamshan ghats' are located in the city itself. According to the Hindu mythology, to die and being burned in Varanasi provides an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and rebirths. The dead body is almost always cremated except for those who do not need cleansing by fire to purify their soul, including young children and pregnant women. Instead, their bodies are wrapped in cloth, weighted with stones and deposited into the Ganges. However, it is fairly common for the ropes to give way, resulting in putrefying corpses washing up on the east shore.
Is not very usual to find part of bodies up to the gath on the river, where children play and merchants sell their products as part of a daily routine but when it happens, causes no reaction and is experienced with astonishing normality.