Muslim youth performs cremation

Ujjain : A Muslim youth performed cremation of his mother-in-law who was trampled to death by an SUV at Dewasgate bus stand on Monday. It was the last wish of deceased woman that her cremation should be done by her son-in-law.

The 40-year-old woman was killed on the spot after an SUV trampled over her at Dewasgate bus stand in the early hours of Monday. Dewasgate police identified the deceased as Vimla Bai, a resident of Helawadi. Police informed that the accident took place when Vimla was asleep under a tree where the SUV was parked. After completing his tour on Sunday night, the driver had parked the Scorpio SUV at Dewasgate parking area. While reversing the SUV, the driver crushed Vimla under the wheels of the SUV. After hearing her shrieks the driver forwarded the vehicle and ran away from the scene. The locals admitted her to civil hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. Vehicle has been impounded by Dewasgate police and are searching for driver.

The body was given to relatives after post mortem, later her Muslim son-in-law Mehmood, the only relative beside her daughter, performed her last rites according to traditional Hindu rituals, fulfilling her last wish.

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