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Reshma's body repatriated to Barmer


Press Trust of India Barmer (Raj)
The mortal remains of 65-year-old Reshma, an Indian citizen who died in Pakistan on July 25, arrived at Munabao village in Rajasthan's Barmer district today, an official said.
The body was handed over by Pakistan Rangers to the Border Security Force (BSF). Reshma's son Sahib Khan also returned to India with the body, the official said.
The body arrived at Munabao in Barmer district from Pakistan via the Khokhrapar-Munabao zero point road route on the Indo-Pak border. Formalities are being completed to hand over the mortal remains to Reshma's family members, an official of the Barmer district administration said.
A resident of Agasadi village in Barmer district, Reshma along with her son went to Pakistan on June 30 to meet her sisters. She was scheduled to return home on July 28, but due to an illness she died on July 25.
As news broke of Reshma's death, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet had asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria to help the family members, after which he replied, "We are getting in touch with the family in this sad case. Will facilitate the repatriation of remains.

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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 3:40 PM IST

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