DAMAK — Damak Police has carried out a post-mortem of a dead body set on pyre for funeral rites at Gauradaha-based crematorium in Jhapa district.
Police took away the body of Keshav Thap, a utensil shopkeeper of Gauradaha Municipality-2, from the crematorium and handed over to the family members after postmortem.
DSP Rajan Limbu of Area Police Office, Damak, took the body under control saying that the funeral rites was being performed without fulfilling legal procedures.
The villagers had taken the body to Kisneghat for cremation, east of Gauradaha. The police intervened in the process and took away the body to District Hospital, Jhapa for postmortem.
Two days earlier, Thapa had been hospitalized at Damak-based Life Line Hospital after he fell critically ill due to consumption of poison.
Thapa died on Thursday afternoon.
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