It was her wish to be buried in ‘samadhi’, say parents

September 19, 2014 01:09 am | Updated April 20, 2016 05:23 am IST - Bharatpur:

Mother and a relative of baby Khushbhoo sitting near her samadhi in Kumher in Bharatpur district on Thursday.  Photo: Special Arrangement

Mother and a relative of baby Khushbhoo sitting near her samadhi in Kumher in Bharatpur district on Thursday. Photo: Special Arrangement

Shrimati, mother of a girl who was allegedly buried alive near here on Thursday considering her as a goddess, told a television channel and other media that reached the spot that her daughter spoke of herself as a “goddess.”

The child, she said, had expressed the wish to be buried in “samadhi” in the compound of their house. The mother claimed Khushboo to be an “incarnation,” and said she had dressed her up like one before she buried, but could not tell if the girl had been dead or alive at the time. Vinod, the father, at first repeated the “incarnation” version, but later said the girl had an illness from birth, to treat which he had taken her to doctors in Gurgaon, Agra and Alwar and to “tantriks”.

Vinod and Shrimati belong to the ‘Nat’ or nomadic community. Khushboo was their only child. By Thursday evening, the entire place, including the grave site, was in darkness.

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