The funeral of India's most notorious bandit, shot dead on Monday, has taken place at a village in southern Tamil Nadu state.
Veerappan's widow and daughters at the burial
Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, one of India's most wanted men, was killed along with three associates in a forest by a special police task force.
Veerappan had been on the run for some 20 years.
He was accused of a range of crimes, including more than 100 murders, kidnapping and smuggling.
Large crowds attended the funeral at a family burial ground at Moolakadu in Tamil Nadu. Many were overcome with emotion.
The BBC's Sunil Raman says the police decided not to bury Veerappan in his native village in neighbouring Karnataka state fearing trouble from the large crowds that had gathered there.
"We have been orphaned," cried the bandit's wife, Muthulakshmi, as she clung to her teenage daughters Prabha and Vidya Rani at the funeral.
The bandit's elder brother was allowed out from a life term in jail for aiding Veerappan to attend the rites. He laid a garland as he was closely guarded by police.
The BBC's Sampath Kumar, who is in Moolakadu, says a heavy security presence kept many others away.
On Tuesday, thousands of people had queued up outside a hospital in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district to view his body before it was taken away for the funeral.
One of them, Ravi, said Veerappan helped the poor.
"God will punish those policemen. Veerappan was a good man and he helped the poor," he told the BBC.
Others waiting to see the bandit's body said the police should have arrested Veerappan and brought him to justice.
The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have congratulated the police for their action and announced large rewards for them.
Four undercover policemen were sent to infiltrate Veerappan's gang setting into motion a chain of events that led to his killing, police have said.
A trap was laid for him when he was being driven to seek medical attention.
Police control the large crowds who attended the funeral
Police say they surrounded the ambulance carrying him and then opened fire when he refused to surrender.
A leading human rights group has called for an inquiry into Veerappan's killing.
The group, People's Watch, say the killing could have been avoided.
Its head, Henry Tiphagne, asked in an interview with the BBC Tamil Service: "Why could the 100 armed police officers who surrounded Veerappan not have forced him to surrender or simply wounded him?"
Tamil Nadu police say the killing of Veerappan and three associates was the result of months of planning.
Veerappan had many times told journalists how he had bribed police and politicians, and had made clear he would give details if he was ever tried.
Mr Tiphagne said, with Veerappan's death, the allegations of his links to leading figures in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka could not be examined.