Over 100 bodies have been found in the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. Reports say the bodies are of people who were dumped in the river or buried on its banks, after their families could not afford a proper cremation. The bodies were first found floating near the banks of the river in Unnao district, when villagers noticed the bodies, some which were stuck on the river bank, with dogs and vultures circling the area. One official said the bodies surfaced as the water level receded, and they have sent a team of doctors to collect samples from the bodies in order to investigate the case. Many Indians regard the Ganges as holy and use its banks for cremations, but the 2500 km river has been badly polluted by industrial waste, farm pesticides and sewage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had after his election victory last year, promised to clean up the river Ganges.