Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 June 2016
News updated at 2:05 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31.2°C
Min : 21.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Pawan Kumar's body cremated

Bangalore, Jul 11, 2012, DHNS :

Victim’s family decides to wage a legal battle in his defence

A tragic tale: Relatives mourn Pawan’s death at his residence at RT Nagar in the City on Wednesday. DH Photo

 The body of Pawan Kumar, which was finally handed over to the victim’s family late Tuesday night, was cremated at the Hebbal electric crematorium on Wednesday afternoon.

Pawan, a software engineer, was found dead at a hotel room in Belleville, USA, on June 19.

The body, released by the New Jersey medical examiner, was brought to New Delhi on an Indian Airlines flight, arranged by the Ministry of External Affairs. Later, it was shifted to Bangalore and handed over to the family. The family members then took the body to their residence in RT Nagar.

Despite the family demanding that all documents relating to Pawan’s death and his belongings be given to them, the US authorities have declined to do so, as a criminal investigation was underway.

A death certificate issued by the State of New Jersey was sent along with the victim’s body. However, it does not specify the cause of the death. Contrary to the media reports that Pawan had committed suicide, the death certificate records the cause of death as ‘pending further studies’.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Gopal Krishna, Pawan’s uncle, said the family was relieved to receive the body. Though the family wanted a repeat postmortem done, senior police officials dissuaded the family from doing so, as the legal procedures does not permit it.

“Now that my son is dead, he cannot even defend himself from allegations levelled against him. How do I wage a fight on his behalf,” an inconsolable P Anajaiah, Pawan’s father said.

He said the US authorities have promised to send a copy of all the documents, including the police records, once the final medical report is released and the criminal investigation is completed.

They have set a deadline of 16 to 18 months for completing the process, he added. “After we receive all the documents from the US, we shall initiate a legal case in defence of our dead son,” said Anajaiah.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Biking Queens Yugma Desai, Sarika Mehta, Khyati N. Desai and Durriya M. Tapiya...

Biking Queens Yugma Desai, Sarika Mehta, Khyati N. Desai and Durriya M. Tapiya...

Camels with sign boards of BJP President Amit Shah during Sardar Patel Kisan Maha Sammelan...

Camels with sign boards of BJP President Amit Shah during Sardar Patel Kisan Maha Sammelan...

Restoration work in progress after an empty coach derailed off a slow track between Lower Parel...

Restoration work in progress after an empty coach derailed off a slow track between Lower Parel...

People dressed up as famous personalities taking part in the 'Carnival rally' to mark World No...

People dressed up as famous personalities taking part in the 'Carnival rally' to mark World No...

Police personal pay a final tribute to mortal remains of De Javaregowda, at Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka..

Police personal pay a final tribute to mortal remains of De Javaregowda, at Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka..

Couples embrace along the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India ...

Couples embrace along the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India ...

Children wear masks during an awareness campaign on 'World No Tobacco' day in Kolkata...

Children wear masks during an awareness campaign on 'World No Tobacco' day in Kolkata...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru on Tuesday...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru on Tuesday...

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi performs at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards night in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi performs at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards night in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez with Malaika Arora Khan on the sets of a TV show...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez with Malaika Arora Khan on the sets of a TV show...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523