Daparture from tradition: Girl lights father's pyre

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Gorakhpur, Dec 25 (UNI) In a radical departure from tradition, a girl lit the pyre of her father on beaches of the river Rapti here.

According to Hindu beliefs, entry of girls is prohibited in crematoriums.

Bechu Lal Gupta (50), a tailor, died of a prolonged illness yesterday. Lal did not have a son.

Therefore, breaking all traditions and beliefs, his daughter lit his pyre.

Besides, Bechu's better half and other seven daughters were also present, while his mortal remains were being consigned to flames.

UNI

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