Press Esc to close
Saturday 21 January 2017
News updated at 8:56 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.9°C
Min : 15.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Pawan Kumar's body cremated

Bangalore, Jul 11, 2012, DHNS :

Victims family decides to wage a legal battle in his defence

A tragic tale: Relatives mourn Pawans 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
An Iranian firefighter removes debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire...

An Iranian firefighter removes debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire...

Indian film director and classical dancer, Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur...

Indian film director and classical dancer, Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur...

The cast of Kung Fu Yoga, from left, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur...

The cast of Kung Fu Yoga, from left, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur...

Women take part in the #IWillGoOut rally, to show solidarity with the Women's March in Washington...

Women take part in the #IWillGoOut rally, to show solidarity with the Women's March in Washington...

Archaeological Survey of India workers conducting restoration work at Taj Mahal in Agra...

Archaeological Survey of India workers conducting restoration work at Taj Mahal in Agra...

Military Police Daredevils perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Military Police Daredevils perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds its two babies insects in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia...

An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds its two babies insects in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia...

Winner of Oriflame Face of North-East-2017 Michelle Kynta (M), 1st runner up Anjusha Saikia...

Winner of Oriflame Face of North-East-2017 Michelle Kynta (M), 1st runner up Anjusha Saikia...

American citizens attend a vigil for democracy and to pay a tribute to former U.S. President...

American citizens attend a vigil for democracy and to pay a tribute to former U.S. President...

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump...

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump...

Like us on Facebook

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