Jammu: The family of a COVID-19 victim in Jammu alleged that they had to flee with his half-burnt body on Tuesday after a mob disrupted the last rites, reported PTI. The 72-year-old man died at the Government Medical College hospital on Monday – the fourth victim from the region.
“We had set out for the funeral and had lit the pyre at a cremation ground in Domana area when a large group of local residents disrupted the last rites,” the nephew of the deceased were quoted as saying by media. Only close relatives of the deceased, including his wife and two sons, were present during the cremation.
Another nephew said the mob pelted stones at them and forced them to flee with the half-burnt body in an ambulance. “Some of them even had guns,” he said. “We would have been lynched.”