Indian woman 21, burnt alive in cremation after doctors mistakenly declared dead

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More

21 year old Indian woman was “burnt alive” during a cremation after doctors initially thought she had died from a lung infection.

indian womanTwo doctors at the local hospital said the cause of death was not lung infection but in fact “shock caused by being burnt alive”.

A young woman named as Rachna was dragged off the funeral pyre part way through the cremation, after someone present believed she was still alive.

The dead woman’s maternal uncle Kailash Singh accused her husband Devesh and ten relatives of raping and killing her.

Initially doctors declared her dead of a lung infection at Greater Noida Sharda hospital near Indian capital New Delhi, but doctors later said she was alive at the time the fire started.

Young woman’s husband Devesh Chaudhary, 23, took possession of her body at 1.27am and drove with it and some friends to a funeral pyre location in Aligargh, a two-and-a-quarter-hour drive away, where at 8am they began to cremate her.

The relatives claimed that she is still alive the details of what happened next are unclear but somebody present dragged the woman off the funeral pyre, believing her to be still alive.

After post-mortem the report came from the hospital claiming she showed no signs of life thereafter but showed charred particles in her windpipe and lungs, say police, which would not have been present if she had not been breathing.

A senior police superintendent, Rajesh Pandey told local media of the doctors’ verdict.

Senior police officer also claimed”This happens when someone is burnt alive. The particles go inside with the breath. If a person is dead, such particles cannot reach the lungs and the windpipe. So, the doctors concluded that the woman was burnt alive on the pyre.

Police are taking the accusations seriously but all the men have disappeared, they say.

Press journalist for HROmedia – Saurav Nag reports.

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