Sherin buried in private ceremony to avoid media glare, threats
Houston: Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a culvert after being reported missing by her foster father, has been buried in an undisclosed location, her mother's attorneys said on Wednesday, citing intense media glare and threats of grave desecration.
Sherin, reported missing on October 7, was found dead in a culvert about 1 km from her home in suburban Dallas on October 22. Her body was released by the Dallas medical examiner last week for funeral but her autopsy report is still awaited.
She was adopted by the Indian-American couple, Wesley Mathews and Sini Mathews, from an orphanage in India last year.
Her funeral was held "according to the religious beliefs and the cultural heritage of her family", attorneys Mitchell Nolte and Gregg Gibbs said in a statement. agencies