Death is a tragic time for many people, and funeral homes go to great lengths to help people with the loss of their loved ones and to honor and bury the dead. However, such did not happen at a funeral home in the UK were a man broke into it and the proceeded to open multiple coffins before he found a deceased woman, at which point he proceeded to rape her corpse in her coffin according to a report:
A burglar has admitted having sex with a body after lifting the lids of “multiple coffins” at a funeral home.
Kasim Khuram, 23, broke into the Co-Operative undertakers in Walsall Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, on 11 November.
A judge at Birmingham Crown Court warned Khuram, who pleaded guilty to sexual penetration of a body, that he faced a “substantial” jail term.
Sentencing has been adjourned until 31 January while a psychiatric report is carried out.
Khuram, of Kenilworth Road, Aston, Birmingham, also admitted burglary.
He forced open the door of the home at about 03:00 GMT, a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said.
He added: “While inside the funeral home the defendant lifted the lids of multiple coffins and sexually penetrated one of the corpses.”
Officers alerted by the parlour’s alarm turned up to find him still at the scene, and he was briefly sectioned following his arrest, the court heard.
Sentencing was adjourned to allow Khuram’s defence team to present a medical report to the court.
Judge Francis Laird QC told him: “But you must be under no illusion that you will receive a sentence of imprisonment for your offending in this case – a substantial sentence of imprisonment.”
Baljinder Kaur, from the CPS, said: “This is an unusual case and it is difficult to imagine a more distressing violation of a loved one.
“On the strength of the case built by the police and CPS, the defendant ultimately pleaded guilty and will now have to face the consequences.
“Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased.”
A spokesman for Central England Co-operative said: “Our primary concern is for the families we serve and the welfare of our funeral colleagues who have all been deeply affected by this incredibly disturbing and unprecedented event.
“The security measures at Great Barr are such that the alarm alerted the police, who were thankfully able to apprehend the suspect at the scene.”
As it has been noted before, most poignantly in the Kanz Al-Ummal of Al-Hindi, that Mohammed, the founder of Islam, had engaged in necrophilia in order that she would be saved in the afterlife:
“I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I slept (idtaja’a) with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib” (source quoted from Al-Hindi here)