Tragic death of four youths - Sandeep, Happy, Anup, Jatin - at Tikkar Tal took a bizarre turn when the body of Sandeep was mistakenly cremated by the family of Anup.
After the fourth body was fished out from the lake on Monday evening, Narayan Lal (father on Sandeep) convincingly said that it was not his son. After this, Vijay Singh (Anup's father) mistakenly identified the body of Sandeep as his son's. After post-mortem, Vijay took the body and got it cremated.
Vijay Singh was then again called to the mortuary as one body was still there. When he was shown the body, he realised the mistake as the body was that of his son Anup. He said, "I will think that I had two sons, Anup and Sandeep."
Sandeep father Narayan Lal on the other was heartbroken. "I am unfortunate that I could not even cremate my son," said Narayan Lal.
Then the body for Anup was handed over to Vijay Singh for cremation.
It was decided that Sandeep's family would pick up the ashes from the cremation ground for last rites.