Woman’s body exhumed following disputes over farmland

Nalgonda: A coffin including the body of a 60-year-old woman, was exhumed from her farmland and later abandoned in Kondakindigudem of Kethepally mandal in the district, triggering panic in the village. A dispute over the land in which the body was buried prompted three members of a family to commit the act.

When villager Vanguru Butchamma (60) died on Friday, her family members buried her body the same day according to Christian practice next to her husband’s grave in their village farm field. Her husband died about 15 years ago. However, the coffin including his body was exhumed and left out on Saturday morning, which went viral on social media.

It is learned that one of the relatives of the deceased, Vanguru Chandraiah, who owned land adjacent to the farmland of Butchamma, allegedly raised an objection against his burial on the farmland that existed next to his farmland and falls under the same number d ‘investigation. . However, he was silenced as a result of intervention by community elders, said village sarpanch Madhava Reddy.

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According to Kethepally police, Chandraiah, his wife Rukkamma and daughter Kavitha exhumed Bhutchamma’s body from the grave on Friday evening. They left the coffin, which contained the body, there and fled.

Following a complaint filed by Shoba Rani, Butchamma’s daughter, the Kethepally police rushed to the scene and again buried the body in the same place. Police also filed a complaint against the three family members, who were involved in the act, and wrote to local Tahsildar to seek clarification on the ownership of the land.


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Amalia H. Mercado