Bijbehara: A pall of gloom descended Katoo Bijbhera in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district as the body of the MBBS student reached home from Bangladesh last evening.
The female MBBS student, Khushboo Manzoor daughter of Manzoor Ahmad of Katoo Bijbhera, died on Wednesday, some hours after she fell off the terrace of Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College hostel where she was studying in Bangladesh.
As the body reached the home, most people were inconsolable, more so the women who were seen wailing. Hardly there was any soul who was not crying, locals said.
Earlier a flight carrying the corpse left Bangladesh at around 10:30 am and reached IGI Airport Delhi at 12:30 last afternoon.
“The body reached Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar yesterday evening and immediately it was taken in an ambulance kept stand by the district administration along with staff,” officials said.
Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Basharat Qayoom told GNS that the authorities made concerted efforts throughout to see the arrival of the body from Bangladesh at the earliest.
“Jammu and Kashmir administration, Ministry of External Affairs, Indian High Commission and several other offices intervened in the matter to make sure the medico-legal formalities were conducted in the shortest possible time to and that body reaches as soon as possible,” he said.
Resident Commissioner New Delhi, he said, coordinated continuously along with other officers involved in the return of the body.
He said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Higher Education and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir personally intervened and monitored the process at various levels to ensure mortal remains reach back to the residence of the deceased at the earliest.
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