Four arrested for digging up a grave

DAVANGERE: Four persons were arrested for allegedly exhuming a body buried sometime ago at Pretheshwara in Harpanahalli taluk on Saturday. According to the police, Guruvappa (70) died about a month ago and the body was buried in the burial ground. He was suffering from leukoderma. The accused were under the belief that if the body was removed and if it was burnt, the village would get rains. The village received heavy rainl within 24 hours of the incident and an aged woman died and three others were injured on Friday. — Staff Correspondent

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