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Woman Jumps Into Funeral Pyre Of COVID Dead Father

Barmer: A 34-year-old woman was severely burnt in Rajasthan after she jumped on the funeral pyre of her father, who had succumbed to COVID-19, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, Damodardas Sharda (73) died at a hospital in Barmer district on Tuesday due to COVID-19.

While Sharda was being cremated, the youngest of his three daughters, Chandra Sharda, suddenly jumped on the pyre, news agency PTI reported. Although Chandra was pulled out of the fire by people around, she sustained around 70 per cent burn injuries.

She was taken to a nearby hospital and later referred to a hospital in Jodhpur for treatment.

Sharda, a resident of Barmer, was admitted to the district hospital on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. He died on Tuesday.