In a socking incident, the body of an elderly woman near Baripada was cremated after 19 hours of her death because her son, an under-trial prisoner, had to seek parole from the court.
The incident was reported from Sikarghati village near Baripada Sadar in Mayurbhanj district Tuesday.
As per the reports, Somabari Soren who was 60-years-old died at 8.30 pm Monday. As per Hindu tradition the last rites of the deceased person are generally performed by the elder son.
The family members tried to get parole for Somabari’s son Sanjay Soren (35).
His wife Basanti approached the jail superintendent at Mandal prison for Sanjay’s parole Tuesday.
However, she failed to obtain permission after the plea didn’t reach the court due to the lawyers’ strike.
Later, Somabari’s son performed the last rites and cremated the womans bady in the village cremation ground.
“According to the law, it is the right of every prisoner to perform the last rites of his father and mother. My husband not getting the parole is an open violation of human rights,” Basanti said.
Sanjay was arrested October 9 for his alleged involvement in illicit liquor sale. Since then, he has been lodged at Baripada Mandal jail.