The body of Ansi Alibava, student from Kerala killed in the Christchurch mosque attacks was returned today to her family in Kochi.
Her body was returned at the Kochi airport early on Monday.Ansi Alibava, 25, was the first of at least five Indians shot dead by a white supremacist in New Zealand on March 15 to be repatriated.
Her family is planning to conduct a funeral ceremony at her home town in Kodungallur.
Ansi Alibava who went for prayers at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch with her husband, Abdul Nazer, when the Australian white supremacist gunman opened fire on worshippers, killing 43.
On March 15, they went to the Al Noor Mosque and sat separately in the men and women’s sections.
When gunfire broke out, Abdul Nazer managed to flee through an emergency exit but his wife did not make it.
Ansi was a Masters in Agriculture Management student at Christchurch’s Lincoln University.