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Noida: Thieves steal man’s car, urn containing granny’s ashes

An urn containing ashes of dead grandmother of a Noida resident was stolen along with his car from in front of his sector 27 residence.

noida Updated: Jul 28, 2016 13:04 IST
Abhishek Anand
The victim said he has requested the police to get him back the ashes of her grandmother so that her final rites can be concluded.
The victim said he has requested the police to get him back the ashes of her grandmother so that her final rites can be concluded.(HT Photo)

Noida resident Sumit is distraught after his car was stolen on Sunday. But he doesn’t want his vehicle back.

The 27-year-old only has one request, that the police retrieve an urn that contained his maternal grandmother’s ashes for her final rites.

“We want her soul to rest in peace and for that the urn has to be emptied into a holy river. The thieves will throw the urn away. I want the police to find it before they do anything to the ashes,” the sector 27 resident told HT.

His grandmother died after a long spell of illness on Saturday. After her cremation, Sumit bought some flowers to wrap the urn and kept it on the backseat of his Maruti Alto car as the priest told him to not keep it inside the house.

“We were supposed to scatter the ashes in the Garh Ganga river but as we prepare to leave home, I found my car missing. I called the police and informed them,” Sumit told HT.

He said his only wish is to get back the ashes so that his grandmother’s final rites can be concluded. “Incomplete final rites are not good in Hinduism,” said Sumit.

The police said they registered a case against unidentified persons.

“We received the information about a white Maruti Alto bearing a registration number of UP 16 AY 2018 is stolen from Sector 27. The message was flashed on the wireless to intimate all the police stations and police posts,” said Amarnath Yadav, station house officer (SHO), Sector 20 police station, Noida.

The police said they will also try to recover the urn.