Naveen’s body will be brought back once shelling stops, says CM Bommai
Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that the mortal remains of Haveri student Naveen Gyanagoudar, who died in a shell attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, will be flown back once shelling stops. Naveen's body was embalmed and kept in a mortuary, CM said.
"Ukraine is under shell attack from Russia. We will try to bring Naveen's mortal remains back home immediately upon the stoppage of the shelling. The officials of the Indian Embassy, too, are in constant contact with the concerned authorities in this regard, "Bommai said.
Naveen, a resident of Chalageri village in Ranebennur taluk in Haveri district died on March 1 in a shelling incident in Ukraine's Kharkiv.
Naveen took shelter in a metro bunker after Russians started attacking Ukraine and he was out to buy groceries on that day morning, but at the same time, Russian forces launched shelling and he died in the incident.
The same day, PM Narendra Modi consoled Shekarappa, Naveen's father and expressed his grief for killing of Naveed during Russian shelling on Kharkiv city, the second-largest city of Ukraine. Prime Minister has also assured Naveen's family that the Indian government doing its best to bring mortal remains of Naveen, present kept in the morgue at Kharkiv.