12 bodies left in mortuaries

Though the DNA tests have helped identify the body of Mohammed Ziad (45) from Permude on Wednesday, his children’s bodies — Mohammed Subair Said (5) and Zainab Mohammed Ziad (3), are yet to be identified. But absence of male child’s body and the family member’s claims that the only girl child’s body (in mortuary) does not belong to them, if true, will put the district administration in a ‘catch 22’ situation.

Meanwhile, the police officials reiterated that the DNA tests would prove the truth. To a query on the fact that there was no male child’s body in mortuary, the police said: “Wait for the DNA test.”  However, sources in the district administration said that there is a possibility of mix up on the first day (Saturday), when a number of relatives thronged the mortuary to claim the bodies of their kith and kin.

Ziad’s wife, Sameena Abdul Karim’s (35) body was identified on the first day itself. The Ziad couple along with their two children were flying to Mangalore from Dubai to attend Ziad’s mother Haleema’s funeral, when all the four of them perished in the air crash. The couple left their two elder children at Dubai as they could not get tickets for them.

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