Kerala couple receive woman’s body instead of their son’s

Pathnamthitta: The miseries of a couple grieving the death of their son in Saudi Arabia was aggravated when they received the body a Sri Lankan woman.

Their son Rafeeq (29) died of heart attack on 28 February while working in a firm in Saudi Arabia.

When the family opened the coffin before the burial, they found that it was of a woman and immediately informed police.

The mix-up could have occurred at the cargo section of an airport in Saudi Arabia said media reports. The woman’s body was brought to the Kochi airport on 20 March and taken to the couple’s residence.

The RDO  has been requested to send the woman’s body to her country and bring Rafeeq’s remains to Kerala. Meanwhile her body has been shifted to Kottayam Medical College Hospital.

NT Bureau