Russia-Ukraine war: Student's body will arrive in Bengaluru on Monday
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has said the body of Naveen S.G., killed in shelling in Ukraine on March 1, will arrive here on Monday and not on Sunday as had been stated earlier.
“The body of Naveen Gyanagouda, who was recently killed in Ukraine in Russian shelling, will be brought to Bengaluru on Monday at 3 AM,” the chief minister tweeted on Friday.
"ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ಉಕ್ರೇನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ರಷ್ಯಾ ದಾಳಿ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೃತ ಪಟ್ಟ ಹಾವೇರಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಯುವಕ ನವೀನ್ ಗ್ಯಾನಗೌಡರ್ ಅವರ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವ ಶರೀರ ಸೋಮವಾರ ಬೆಳಗಿನ ಜಾವ 3 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಆಗಮಿಸಲಿದೆ" : ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) March 18, 2022
He had earlier told reporters that the body would arrive on Sunday.
Officials close to him said there had been confusion over the arrival.
“It has been clarified now that the body will arrive on Monday and not on Sunday as was stated earlier,” an official close to Bommai told.
A fourth-year medical student in Kharkiv city, Naveen was killed when he ventured out of his bunker to get food and water and exchange money.
The 22-year-old student from Chalageri village in Ranebennur Taluk of Haveri in Karnataka was the second son of Shekarappa Gyanagouda, who has been demanding his son’s body to be brought to India for the final rites.