In a bizarre incident, cops on Tuesday pulled out a newly wed woman out from her funeral pyre as her family alleged she was being burnt alive by her husband.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the woman was declared dead on Sunday by doctors at Sharda Hospital in Greater Noida; but a two-doctor panel on Tuesday concluded she died because of "shock caused by being burnt alive".
However, the death certificate issued by the doctors at Sharda Hospital who treated her for some ailments, said she died of lung infection on Sunday— eight hours before she was taken for cremation.
Upon finding her death suspicious, the woman's brother called the Aligarh police who stopped the final rites and pulled her body out. But, by then 70% of her body was burnt and the cops sent the body for a post-mortem examination. The examination revealed that traces of ash were found in her lungs, which suggested she might have been alive and breathing during the cremation.
After the medical report was made public, the woman's uncle lodged an FIR against the husband and his family members. As per reports, the suspects are absconding and no arrests have been made so far.
The woman in her early twenties, was a resident of Bulandshahr but left her home two years back to marry and settled in Noida.