Rocket attack: Funeral of Kerala woman killed in Israel on Sunday

The mortal stays of Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in a Palestinian rocket assault in Israel on Could 11, have been introduced right here on Saturday. Her kin and political leaders of assorted events obtained the physique which was introduced right here by an Air India flight from New Delhi.

The physique was positioned on the airport for a couple of minutes for the general public to pay homage.

Political leaders together with Idukki MP Dean Kuriakose, P T Thomas MLA and senior BJP chief A N Radhakrishnan have been current on the airport.

Later, the physique was taken to her village Keerithodu in Idukki district.

Her funeral shall be held on the cemetery of Nithya Sahaya Matha Church, Keerithodu on Sunday afternoon, church sources stated.

Earlier, Union Minister V Muraleedharan obtained the physique at New Delhi airport whereas it was being repatriated from Israel to Kerala through New Delhi.

“With a heavy coronary heart, obtained the mortal stays of Ms Soumya Santhosh in Delhi and paid my final respects.CDA of Israel Embassy @RonyYedidia additionally joined. I empathise with the ache and sufferings of the household of Ms. Soumya.Extra energy to them,” Muraleedharan stated in a tweet.

In a tweet, Rony Yedidia Clein stated her household shall be supported by Israel.

“Along with @MOS_MEA, I paid my respects to Soumya Santhosh as her mortal stays arrived in India on her closing journey house, after she was tragically killed by #Hamas rockets. My coronary heart is together with her household, together with a 9-yr outdated boy, who shall be supported by #Israel,” the Israeli diplomat tweeted.

Soumya,30, hailing from Idukki district, had been working as a housemaid in Israel for the final seven years.

She was killed on Tuesday when the rocket fell on her residence within the metropolis of Ashkelon whereas she was speaking to her husband Santhosh, who’s in Kerala, over video name, her household has stated.

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