Prabha Arun Kumar’s last rites to be held today at Amtoor in Bantwal

11:30 AM, Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Prabha Dead bodyMangaluru : The body of Indian techie Prabha Arun Kumar, who was stabbed to death in Sydney on March 7, arrived in Bengaluru last night for last rites. The body would later today be taken to her native village Amtoor in Mangaluru for last rites.

Karnataka Home Minister KJ George and BJP leader Anant Kumar were among those who paid their tributes to Kumar.

“This is a very unfortunate incident. Our External Affairs Ministry have already taken this issue with the Australian government. We are confident they will take all the cautionary measures,” said George.

The Ministry of External Affairs had earlier assured that the Sydney police was pursuing Kumar’s case ‘very seriously’, while also cautioning against labelling the attack as racist.

MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the Indian Consulate General in Sydney had requested New South Wales Premier Michael Baird to pursue the matter.

Prabha’s boy arrived in Mangaluru on Sunday March 15 at around 11.40 am. Prabha’s husband Arun Kumar, daughter Meghana and other family members accompanied the body. The formalities took about 20 minutes and at around 12 noon, the body was handed over to the family.

Several MLAs and Ministers made a beeline to pay their last respects

The nine-year-old daughter, Meghana learnt about her mother’s death only last night. Her father, G. Arun Kumar told her about the accident.

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