Silchar, Aug. 24: The navy has assured parents and relatives of the sailors aboard INS Sindhurakshak that results of the DNA profiling of the seven bodies recovered from the sunk submarine will be out in a few days.
There were 18 sailors on the submarine docked at the Mumbai naval docks on August 14 when its ordnance is suspected to have exploded. The bodies of only seven of the 18 sailors, among whom two were from Assam’s Lakhimpur and Cachar districts, have been recovered so far.
The parents, who are cam-ping in Mumbai anticipating word on their sailor sons, gave blood samples for DNA profile matching on August 17 but the results are yet to be out.
Cachar resident Mitra Chakravarty Sinha, 60, the mother of sailor Timothy Sinha, told The Telegraph over phone from Mumbai today that over the past two days, navy officials had been promising that DNA profiling of the seven recovered bodies would be completed next week.
The DNA profiling is under way at the State Forensic Science Laboratory in Mumbai.
Mitra praised the navy for the “spontaneous help and companionship” it is offering the grief-stricken parents.