In what will come across as a really startling development, a dead man has been made to sit at his own funeral.
The truth is that nobody wants to die especially at a young age but the fact is death is inevitable! You don’t necessarily have to have an accident or fall sick before you pass on! Many people have died in natural ways. However, whatever way a person dies doesn’t matter once he or she dies.
There’s a common saying “Rest In Peace”- this is a prayer for the soul of the deceased to rest in peace, and it is believed that disturbing the body of the dead also affects how they “Rest In Peace”.
According to Trinidad Express, the dead man was embalmed into a sitting position, placed in the tray of a hearse and given an open-air last ride past the Office of the Prime Minister on the way to his funeral.
Dressed in a suit and in a chair, murdered Che Lewis was placed in the back of a pick-up van by Dennie’s Funeral Home and driven around Port of Spain on Wednesday.
Witnesses and social media users were stunned.
TTPS Road Safety Coordinator Brent Batson told Express via a What’s App message that the funeral home’s manner of transporting the deceased will be investigated.
Batson said, “The TTPS is disappointed in the reckless behavior engaged in by a funeral home being circulated on social media whereby persons were seen seated in the vehicle tray seemingly as part of a funeral procession. Carrying persons in a dangerous manner is an offense in Regulation 38 Rule 17 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act (MVRTA) with a $1,000 penalty and the TTPS will be continuing investigation into the funeral company’s conduct on the road.”
Several videos of the ‘last ride’ were posted on social media, with many commenting that this was “proof that Trinidad is not a real place”, while others said the idea was the only novel in Trinidad but was done in other countries.
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