Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

Three families jointly cremate two children

November 03, 2005 03:45 IST

The bodies of two children killed in Saturday's serial blasts were jointly cremated on Wednesday after the police worked out an understanding between the three families who had laid claim on the bodies.

One Anupam Gupta had claimed the body of a three-year-old boy as that of his son, Utkarsh while the kin of an Air force surgeon Dilbagh Singh who had been killed in the blast said it was Singh's son Nikhil.

In the other case, one Apurva Sharma from Assam had claimed that the body of an eight-year-old girl was that of his niece Maithri.

However, Dilbagh's relatives argued that it was his daughter Priyanka. Both bodies had been charred beyond recognition.

On Wednesday, the families agreed to jointly cremate the body on the intervention of a senior police officer.

DNA tests on the remains would be conducted later, police sources said.



© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.