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Bereaved Indian family given SL woman’s body

An unfortunate mix-up aggravated the miseries of an Indian couple, in a Kerala town, grieving the death of their son in Saudi Arabia, when they found that the mortal remains brought from the Gulf nation were that of a Sri Lankan woman.

Their son Rafeeq (29), who worked in a firm in Saudi Arabia, died of a heart attack on February 28. Razak, the father of the deceased, said when they opened the coffin just before the burial, they found that it was of a woman and immediately informed police. Konni Circle Inspector told PTI the mix-up could have occurred at the cargo section of an airport in Saudi Arabia.

“Rafeeq’s body has reached Sri Lanka. We got a call from there and the caller said the body at Konni is that of Bandara Menike, a Lankan woman,” he said.

The woman’s body was brought to the Kochi airport (in Kerala) on March 20 and taken to the couple’s residence in Pathnamthitta.

(Kashmir Reader)

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