Determined not to return without the body, he asked the doctors to wait till he got the family photographs from his hometown. "It is my wife’s body and I have the right to perform the last rites. I will end my life if the body is not handed over to me," said a distraught Ramnath.Incidentally, since Ramnath had arrived earlier than the other claimant, one Tarni Prasad Yadav of Araria district in Bihar, the police had also completed 'panchnama' formalities.
However, Tarni Prasad said the body was of his sister Nirmala Devi. "Her husband Ram Shanker is a teacher in a junior high school and her son is a medical student. I have asked my brother-in-law to come at the earliest with photographs.”
Meanwhile, Dr PN Dubey incharge of the mortuary, said the post mortem would not be conducted till the actual claimant arrived with proofs.