Andhra Police perform last rites of pregnant woman after locals refuse cremation fearing superstition

Lavanya, woman who died during childbirth. Photo/ANI

Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 30 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Police carried out the final rites of a lady who died throughout childbirth because the locals refused to cremate her attributable to superstition.

Lavanya (23) was admitted to Nandyal Authorities Hospital for her supply. Nonetheless, she died on Saturday morning. Her relations took her physique to the village on the identical day however some villagers stopped them from performing remaining rites of the girl. They felt that the useless physique of a lady with a child little one in her womb is just not good for the villagers,” stated Rudravaram police station Sub Inspector Ramamohan Reddy.
He additional stated, “Because the villagers had refused to permit her relations to conduct Lavanya’s final rites, her relations took her physique to a forest space close to Pedda Kambuluru village and tied the physique to a tree and left the place.
“The physique was later discovered by some locals from close by villages who then knowledgeable the police on Sunday at round 7 pm. On Monday morning, the police carried out the final rites within the presence of her relations and native Mandal Income Officer (MRO),” Reddy added.
The police have booked 15 individuals on the costs of not permitting Lavanya’s household to carry out her final rites within the village. Instances are filed underneath sections 259, 270, 297 and 504 IPC. (ANI)

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