Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hema’s remains to arrive Monday from Mumbai

The remains of Hema Kasipillay, 51, who died in the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace in the Mumbai terrorist attack, will arrive at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang at around 6am Monday.

According to a spokesman at the Malaysian consulate in Mumbai, her remains will be flown back on a Malaysian Airlines cargo flight (MH095) that will depart Mumbai at 11.30pm (Indian time).

Hema who lived in Bangsar and worked for a Kuala Lumpur-based company, was staying at the hotel while on a business visit to India' commercial capital.

The landmark hotel came under siege by terrorists on Wednesday, a day after the Hema arrived in Mumbai.

She was scheduled to return to Malaysia on Dec 5.

Her charred remains were found by a medical team in her room on the sixth of the hotel and she is believed to have died of smoke inhalation. - Bernama