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NZ shootings: Efforts on to bring back body of Ker woman, says CMO

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

All efforts are being made to bring the mortal remains of the 27-year-old woman from Kerala, killed in the in the terror attacks, the (CMO) said here Sunday.

from Kodungallur in district, among the 49 people who were killed in the shootouts at two mosques, was pursuing her M.Tech degree in an there.

She had gone to the mosque to offer prayers along with her husband when the shootout took place. Ancia was reportedly in the women's section.

Her husband had a miraculous escape and informed relatives in about the tragedy.

NORKA Roots (a department which provides all information pertaining to Non Resident Keralites) was in constant touch with the Indian in New Zealand, the CMO statement said.

The officials were informed by Police on Sunday morning that the body would be released within 24 hours.

NORKA Roots officials said as soon as the body is handed over, it would be brought to within four days.

Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended on the young woman's hometown with her family waiting anxiously for her mortal remains to be brought back for the final journey.

According to media reports, the family has also rejected the request of the government to perform the last rites in that country.

in a post on Saturday, had termed as shocking, the report of Alibava's death.

"We have been trying to contact the embassy through NORKA roots to gather more information. We share the grief of the family," Vijayan had said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 16:15 IST
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