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Fiancee shocked by reports that Khashoggi's body was melted

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The fiancee of slain Saudi has expressed "shock and sadness" over reports suggesting that his body may have been dissolved with

Hatice Cengiz said on late Thursday that Khashoggi's killers had deprived his loved ones of conducting funeral prayers and burying him in Medina, Saudi Arabia, as he had wished.

says columnist, who was critical of the Saudi crown prince, was strangled and dismembered at the in Istanbul on Oct. 2 by a 15-member assassination squad. have suggested that his body, which has not been found, could have been chemically dissolved.

In a message to on Friday, Cengiz said she has not received information from officials to confirm those reports.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 14:35 IST