The body of Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagoudar, an Indian student killed during a shooting in Ukraine, arrived today in India. It has reached its native village – Chalagere in Haveri district in Karnataka – where Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is scheduled to leave around 10:45 am. The Chief Minister paid his respects and laid a wreath on the body upon arrival at Bengaluru airport earlier today.
The 21 -year -old Kharkiv National Medical University student was reportedly standing in line to buy food when he was killed in a Russian shooting on March 1.
Naveen’s body was kept for public viewing where locals paid their last respects. It will be taken out for a parade in his village around 1 p.m. Parents had decided to donate the body to the SS medical college in Davanagere district in Karnataka at about 4pm.
“My son wanted to achieve something in medicine, that didn’t happen. At least his body could be used by other medical students for studies. That’s why, we at home, have decided to donate his body for medical research,” Shankarappa, Naveen’s father has said before this.
There was a large police presence outside Naveen’s house and the road leading there was blocked. Arrangements for the public to pay their last respects are being made at this time.
A total of 208 policemen have been deployed in view of the arrival of the Chief Minister, and also to ensure the smooth movement of people in and out of Naveen Shekarappa’s house.
Russia has said it will investigate Naveen’s death after Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla claimed that the circumstances of his death were not very clear.
“Russia will do everything possible to ensure the safety of Indians in areas of intense conflict … and a proper investigation into this unfortunate incident,” Russian -appointed Ambassador Denis Alipov said at a media briefing a day after the incident. tragedy.