Indian woman killed in Colombo blasts

Indian woman killed in Colombo blasts


Ms Razeena Kukkady (58), a native of Kasargod in Kerala and wife of Abdul Khader Kukkady from Mangalore, was among the 207 killed in a a series of eight blasts in churches and star hotels in Sri Lankan capital Colombo and in the eastern town of Batticaloa on Easter Sunday, according to reports.

Razeena, stayed back in Shangrila Hotel along with her husband Kukkady while he left for airport on Sunday morning to catch a flight to Dubai where he is working. He came to know about her death only after reaching Dubai, reports quoting his family sources in Mangalore said. He caught a return flight to Colombo, the report said.

Raseena had gone on a holiday to Sri Lanka along with her husband and was visiting her brother in Colombo when tragedy struck the family.

Kukkady, a chemical engineer graduate from the National Institute of Technology from Surathkal is working in Dubai and their two children are in the US.

Kerala Chief Minister PInarayi Vijayan in a Facebook post identified Raseena from Kasargod and steps were underway to bring her mortal remains to India.

In a press communique, the CMO said that the Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs is in touch with the relatives of Razeena as well as the Indian High Commissioner’s office in Sri Lanka.

Vijayan said that the blasts that occurred on an Easter day point to the communal elements and expressed solidarity with those involved in a fight against intolerance and communalism.