Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 13, had directed authorities to make all possible efforts to bring back the mortal remains of Naveen.
New Delhi: Mortal remains of 21-year-old medical student Naveen Shekharappa Gyana Goudar, who was killed in Ukraine’s Kharkiv in shelling by Russian forces, will reach Bengaluru on Monday, said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday. “The body of Naveen who died in a shelling attack in Ukraine will come to Bengaluru airport on Sunday at 3 am,” Bommai said.
Naveen was in a bunker in Kharkiv, a city of Ukraine which was turned into a war zone. On March 1, he had gone out in the morning to exchange currency and to fetch some food when he was caught shelling happened, in which he was killed instantaneously.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 13, had directed authorities to make all possible efforts to bring back the mortal remains of Naveen. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai had visited Naveen’s family at his village in Haveri district and handed over a cheque of Rs 25 lakh as compensation to Shekharappa. He had assured to be in constant touch with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), other concerned authorities in the national Capital as well as the Ukrainian ambassador to bring back the body.
Naveen was a native of Chalageri in Karnataka’s Haveri district and was a medical student of Kharkiv National Medical University and was the fourth year of his course. His father Shekarappa Gyanagouda has been demanding his son’s body to be brought to India for final rites since report of his death broke out.
Eyewitnesses have said that the Russians blew up a nearby government building. Russia, however, has said it will investigate the death of the Indian medical student. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, too, had said the circumstances of his death are not absolutely clear.