JAIPUR: Police had to a stop the funeral of a 52-year-old man who died on Saturday night in Bapu Nagar after being informed by his friends that his death occurred under suspicious circumstances. The family claimed he died due to consumption of alcohol and sleeping pills but did not inform the cops. Police took the body for autopsy, the report of which is awaited.
The deceased was identified as Ramavatar whose body was taken by Gandhi Nagar police after they received information about his death.
Anil Jasoria, SHO, Gandhi Nagar police station said, “Ramavatar died on Saturday night and his family took his body to the crematorium on Sunday when few of his friends informed us that there was something suspicious about his death as the family did not inform the local police despite being told to so.”
The cops reached the cremation ground and stopped the funeral midway to take the body for autopsy. “They had already started the last rites when we reached the crematorium but fortunately we were in time and reached before the pyre could be lit,” said the SHO.
According to the family members, Ramavatar died because of a heart attack due to combination of alcohol and sleeping pills.