They carried the body for 3 kms from the village to the crematorium on their shoulders, and also took a dip in the river after the cremation.
In these times of rising divisiveness, the last journey and rites of a Hindu youth in a remote corner of Malda, one of the poorest districts of the country, can easily stand out as an example of unorchestrated harmony between communities.
A group of Muslim youths took the body of Biswajit Rajak, 35, a Hindu who died on Monday, to the crematorium and even chanted the name of Hari (equivalent of Ram Naam Satya Hai)?following the Hindu tradition. They carried his body on their shoulders for a distance of 3 kms to the crematorium, and performed all the traditional Hindu rituals including consigning the ashes to the nearby river and taking a dip in the river after the cremation.
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