In the makeshift morgue on recent days at the government hospital in Rajahmahendravaram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, it was hard to tell which was worse: being dead or waiting for the dead to arrive. The place felt depleted of air; the stench of death pervaded the entire place. It stuck to your nostrils, cemented at the back of throat, with a recurring sensation of nausea and a desire to throw up. It fastened on to the policemen collecting details and writing reports; it