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Ethiopian plane crash:UNDP consultant's husband to bring back her mortal remains

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bhattacharya will be travelling to with government assistance to bring back the mortal remains of his wife and UN Shikha Garg, who was killed in the Ethiopian on Sunday.

"Yes I will be travelling, I cannot reveal more," he said and confirmed that the government has contacted him regarding the travel but said he does not know the dates.

Garg, who was among the four Indians killed in the plane crash, had married Bhattacharya, also working with Environment Programme (UNEP), in December.

Two to have been "offered" to the family members of 32-year-old Garg, an of the said.

"Two tickets have been offered to her family to travel to to identify and get the body back. is unknown but the process is on and full assistance to the family members is being provided," the said.

Another said the government is in touch with Garg's family and is providing full support.

He said while efforts were on to bring back the UNDP consultant's body, the other three Indians were NRIs and their remains will be taken as per the wish of their families.

"We are extending all support to the family in bringing Shikha's body back to However, the other three Indians were not residents of so they will be taken where their families want. Among these three, one person was a resident of while two were from Canada," the official said.

Shikha was traveling to to attend an annual conference at Environment Assembly (UNEA) when flight 302 crashed taking her life and of all other 156 people aboard the plane.

The young woman is survived by her husband, parents, two sisters and a brother, all residing in

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 21:16 IST