Widow’s partially burnt body in husband’s pyre raises suspicions of ‘sati’

1 April 2015, Lathur

The partially burnt body of Usha, a 50-year-old widow was recovered from her husband’s funeral pyre in a village in Latur district. It has aroused suspicions of  Sati, a banned practice in India. Police have denied it being a case of Sati, even though the family’s explanations are suspicious. Latur district superintendent Dnyaneshwar Chavan said, “We have come to know she was under shock and was very weak. She may have fainted and then her clothes might have caught fire. The body had been partially burnt.”

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/suspected-case-of-sati-in-lathur-womans-body-found-from-husbands-funeral-pyre/

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