Woman jumps on father’s pyre during Covid cremation

In a tragic incident, a 34-year-old girl sustained extreme burns in Barmer after she jumped on the funeral pyre of her father, who died after contracting COVID-19, police stated on Wednesday. 

Damodardas Sharda, 73, handed away at a hospital on Tuesday after affected by the viral illness, they stated. 

While Sharda was being cremated, the youngest of his three daughters, Chandra Sharda, abruptly jumped on the pyre, the police stated, including that though she was pulled out of it by individuals, she sustained round 70 per cent burn accidents. 


She was rushed to a close-by hospital and from there, referred to Jodhpur for therapy, they stated. 

“Damodardas Sharda had three daughters. His wife passed away some time back. The youngest of the sisters jumped on the funeral pyre,” Station House Officer, Kotwali police station, Prem Prakash stated.

Sharda, a resident of Rai Colony of Barmer, was admitted to the district hospital on Sunday. 

The police officer stated the youngest daughter had insisted to go to crematorium for the final rites.

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