Young Malayali couple killed in Russia plane crash laid to rest

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016,10:53 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The mortal remains of a young couple from Kerala — Shyam Mohan and his wife Anju, who were among 62 killed in the FlyDubai passenger jet crash in March, were brought Wednesday to their native place Vengola in Perumbavoor here.

Dubai airliner, FlyDubai Boeing 737, crashed at Russia’s Rostov-on-Don’s airport on March 19 during its attempt to land in adverse weather conditions of strong side wind and rain. They were returning to Russia after their holidays in Kerala when the mishap occurred. Both were working as therapists at an Ayurvedic spa in Russia. It took long time to identify the bodies of Shyam Mohan and Anju as they had been charred in the air crash. The remains were identified by means of a DNA test. Indian authorities had sent blood samples of the relatives of the couple to Russia for DNA examination to identify their bodies. Relatives, friends and villagers gathered in large numbers in Shyam Mohan’s residence to pay their tribute.

Their mortal remains were brought via Dubai to Kochi Wednesday morning from Moscow and were cremated on the premises of Shyam Mohan’s residence after performing religious rituals.

Meanwhile, a release quoting FlyDubai said the airline will take all necessary steps to help the victims’ bereaved families.