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Lalu Prasad's sister, Gangotri Devi, cremated

Press Trust of India  |  Gopalganj 

Lalu Prasad's sister, Gangotri Devi, was today cremated at her native village Chakrapan in the presence of her kin and hundreds of and supporters, but the chief's two sons were not present there.

(73) was Prasad's only sister and her son, Ballister Yadav, lit the pyre.

The chief's two sons--Leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi and former Tej Pratap Yadav--who carried their aunt's body to a hearse in yesterday were not present during the cremation in district.

Though had speculated that Prasad's lawyers might seek parole so that he could attend his sister's cremation but no such application was moved in Ranchi today.

To a query about seeking parole, Prabhat Kumar, Prasad's in Ranchi, said it was not under consideration.

"No, it is not under consideration," he told in Ranchi during the day.

Prasad's brother and other family members Lavkush Yadav, Sukhdeo Yadav, Kamal Yadav, Melhu Yadav and supporters of the and the Congress, including district and former MLA were present at the cremation.

Asked about the absence of Prasad's sons, Reyazul Haque Raju said they might be busy preparing papers for filing bail application of Prasad, who was convicted by a special CBI court of Ranchi on Saturday in a fodder scam case.

Efforts to reach out to any of the party's spokesmen and for more information proved futile.

Gangotri Devi, who was elder to Prasad, had died yesterday, a day after her brother was sentenced to three- and-a-half years of jail term.

Prasad's wife and former CM Rabri Devi had said, "Among six brothers (of Lalu Prasad), she was the only sister...She definitely received shock after hearing yesterday's (Saturday's) judgement and she died.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 22:25 IST