Man cremates father’s body in house, mother dies in blaze

January 2nd, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Jan 2 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a man cremated the body of his father in the house itself and locked the door from outside leaving his mother inside, who was also engulfed in the flames, the police said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday night in Radha Kunj under Indirapuram police station in Ghaziabad.

“We have registered a criminal case against the son - Manoj on the complaint of constable Saleem Ahmad who witnessed the incident,” circle officer S.P. Singh said.

According to the FIR, Ram Adhar, 60, died Thursday night.

Adhar’s wife Anara Devi was in the room with the body when Manoj collected some cow-dung cakes and set the body on fire.

Manoj then left the room and bolted it from outside. There was a fire in the room and his mother was also engulfed in the flames. When a local resident unlocked the room he found Devi dead, the police said.

The police are now on the look-out for Manoj.

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