Woman killed for performing last rites of her mother

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Woman killed for performing last rites of her motherA woman in India’s Raipur district was hacked to death by her brother and nephew for performing her mother’s last rites, according to Times of India.

TOI reports that 44-year-old Geeta Verma, was axed to death by her brother Santosh Verma, 47, and nephew Piyush, 25, at their village.

The accused was apparently angry over the victim’s move to perform the cremation rituals of their 85-year-old mother. The mother was living with Geeta after her son had kicked her out of his house a few years ago. The daily reports that the mother had wanted her daughter to perform her final rites.

After the cremation ritual, Geeta, along with other women of the family were headed towards a pond when her brother attack ed her. She died on the spot. The suspects are in police custody and have been booked for murder.

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