She had gone to the mosque to offer prayers along with her husband Abdul Nazar when the shootout took place. Ancia was reportedly in the women's section.
Her husband had a miraculous escape and informed relatives in Kerala about the tragedy.
NORKA Roots (a department which provides all information pertaining to Non Resident Keralites) was in constant touch with the Indian High Commissioner in New Zealand, the CMO statement said.
NORKA Roots officials said as soon as the body is handed over, it would be brought to Kerala 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 New Zealand government to perform the last rites in that country.
"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.
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