Woman aged 75 jumps into husband's funeral pyre
This is very ancient tradition in Hinduism, widow sacrifice herself on the death of husband.The practice of Sati is banned , but some incidents of Sati always pops up from the remote part of country.In this latest incident , the lady committed Sati after the death of husband, might be due to financial expected financial problem.
In a shocking throwback to medieval times, an elderly woman committed 'sati' by jumping into her 80-year-old husband's funeral pyre at Cheche r in Kasdol block of Chhattisgarh's Raipur district late on Saturday evening.
Police cordoned off the area after a large number of people gathered on the spot to offer prayers to 'sati mata'. People from nearby villages kept arriving at the crematorium throughout the day on Sunday.
Lalmati Verma, 75, killed herself after mourners had left the cremation site. Raipur (rural) ASP Prashant Thakur confirmed the incident. "Disturbed by her husband Shivnandan Verma's death, Lalmati had expressed desire to commit 'sati', but her family didn't take it seriously," he said.
The family said after lighting the pyre, the mourners went for a bath as per a local custom and when they returned Lalmati was missing. "As the family didn't find Lalmati home when they returned, they rushed to the cremation ground where they found her burning in the pyre," Thakur said.