Prabha's body to arrive from Sydney tonight

Prabha's body to arrive from Sydney tonight

Prabha's body to arrive from Sydney tonight

The body of Prabha Arun Kumar, 41, a Bengaluru-based software engineer who was murdered in Sydney recently, will be arriving in the City on Saturday night. It would be taken to Mangaluru on Sunday for cremation.

“My uncle has already left Sydney for Bengaluru along with the body. He is likely to land at the Kempegowda International Airport on Saturday night,” Prabha’s relative Thrijesh told Deccan Herald on Friday.

Prabha’s brother Dr Shankar Shetty and husband Arun Kumar have completed the official procedures and the Sydney police have granted them permission to take the body to India.

The preliminary stage of investigation included questioning of Prabha’s colleagues at Mindtree in Sydney and Arun Kumar. Hours after the permission was granted, Arun Kumar left for Bengaluru, said sources close to the family.

Still a mystery
The reason for the attack and the identity of the assailant still remain a mystery. “We are yet to learn the progress made in the investigation by the Sydney police. Arun Kumar has been updated about the progress made by the police there. We will know more about it only after he arrives in Bengaluru,” Thrijesh said.

The family members have decided to keep the body at Thrijesh’s residence in Chandra Layout. 

“We will keep the body for about three hours between 6 am and 9 am on Sunday and conduct some rituals. Later, it will be taken by road to Mangaluru for cremation,” he said.
The family is yet to decide the date of cremation.

Family sources said it had been extremely difficult for them to control Prabha’s daughter Meghana.

“The kid could not control herself when she was told about her mother’s death. However, she doesn’t know much about what happened in Sydney,” said a relative.

Prabha, a Mindtree employee who was on a three-year project in Sydney, was stabbed by an unidentified assailant on March 7, when she was returning home after work. She died hours after later at a local hospital.

Prabha left for Sydney in 2012 and was expected to return to Bengaluru in the first week of April, as the project had concluded. She had married Arun Kumar in 2000 and was living in Basaveshwaranagar.

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