Muslim Couple Performs Funeral Rites of Hindu Woman
Warangal: Bakrid was celebrated in a way of brotherhood in Hanamkonda, when a Muslim performed the funeral rites of an octogenarian Hindu woman, whose relatives refused to cremate her. The deceased woman, Iloni Bondamma (85) had been staying at Sahrudaya Old-age Home at Prashanth Nagar in Kazipet in Warangal district. She was left alone after the demise of her husband Lakshmaiah some years ago, as the couple had no children. “As we learnt that Bondamma has some relatives residing in the town, we contacted them and informed them about the demise of the woman. But they expressed their inability to conduct her funeral rites in view of Ganesh Navaratri celebrations and other reasons,” Mohammad Chotu, who runs the home said. “So I decided to do the role of a son for Bondamma to perform her funeral,” he said. After offering the Bakrid prayers, he along with his wife Yakub Bi and others, took the body to Sivamuktidham ground near Padmakshi temple. The funeral was conducted as per Hindu customs.
(Extracted from siasat.com)