A 10-year-old girl, who died of diarrhoea, was on Thursday buried in front of her house by her family members who claimed that she was incarnation of a goddess and has taken ‘samadhi’.
Later, police and district administration officials intervened. They exhumed the body for postmortem examination.
Khushbu was suffering from diarrhoea and died last night in Bharatpur district.
On Thursday, Khushbu’s family members buried her body in front of their house and told the locals that she was a deity and has taken ‘samadhi’ as per her own wish.
Then they erected a tent and started worshipping the place of burial, Bharatpur police superintendent Rahul Prakash said.
Her family members belonged to Nat community — a nomadic community.
“Police and administration officials reached the spot after getting the information. The tent and other set up were removed and the body was exhumed for post mortem examination,” the police officer said.
The body was handed over to the family members after the postmortem.
“We have registered it as an unnatural death in the police record,” he said.