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Hathras Case: Family of victim refuse to immerse ashes till accused are punished

Oct. 4, 2020, 4:23 p.m.

New Delhi: After the death of the rape victim in the Hathras case, there is outrage all over the country. 

The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, which has been criticized by the opposition over its handling of the Hathras incident, has suspended 5 policemen including the SP and DSP.

The Yogi Adityanath government has also recommended the case to be investigated by the CBI. 

Meanwhile, the family of the victim has refused to immerse her ashes. After assurances from senior officials, the family collected the ashes but refused to immerse it. They say that the ashes will be immersed only after they get justice.

The body of the victim was cremated by the administration and police on Tuesday night. The relatives of the victim had accused them of cremating the body without their permission. The relatives said that before the funeral, the administration did not even show them the face of their daughter. 

The family members of the victim also accused the police and administration of putting pressure on them. The family also kept saying what they knew about whose body was burnt by the administration.

According to Hindu customs, the cremation of dead bodies is forbidden from midnight till four in the morning. The dead body is not cremated until four o’clock in the morning, which is known as ‘Brahm Muhurta’. 

On the third or fourth day after the cremation, the bones are to be collected, which should be immersed in the holy river Ganga. It is believed that after the immersion of the bones in the Ganga, the soul of the deceased person is liberated.

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