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Rajasthan: Daughter jumps into Covid victim’s pyre, sustains 70% burns | Jaipur News – Times of India

JAISALMER: In a shocking incident, daughter of a Covid-19 victim jumped into the pyre of her father and sustained 70% burn injuries in Barmer on Tuesday. She was admitted to the hospital where her condition is stated to be critical. Kotwali police have started an investigation into the incident.
SP Anand Sharma said, Damodar Das Maheshwari (70), a resident of Rai Colony in Barmer, died of Covid. His three daughters wanted to attend the cremation and it was their father’s wish too. “The family members took them to the cremation ground. His 33-year-old unmarried daughter Chandrakala suddenly jumped into the pyre in which she suffered 70% burns. She was taken to government hospital from where she was referred to Jodhpur. Her condition is serious. The cremation was done as per the corona protocol and only the family members were present at the cremation ground,” he said.
Corona infected Maheshwari died at Barmer on Tuesday and the hospital management taking affidavit from the family for following corona guidelines during cremation gave them the packed body.
The family members instead of going to the prescribed cremation ground to cremate the corona infected people went to Maheshwari Samaj crematorium and also had an argument with the crematorium vikas samiti officials.
The daughters of the deceased too went to the crematorium. Chandra Maheshwari (30), daughter of the deceased, fought with the samiti officials and they later persuaded her after which the body was taken to the prescribed crematorium. As the deceased had no son so the three girls were performing the rites. After lighting the pyre, suddenly Chandra Maheshwari jumped into the fire. Her sister Preeti Maheshwari pulled her out and took her to the hospital. Looking at her serious condition, she was referred to Jodhpur. People who joined the funeral said that Chandra was very close to her father and getting emotional she jumped into the pyre.

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