SEPANG – The remains of Malaysian medical student S. Uthaya Kumar who died in a road accident in India on Jan 27 arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 7.30 am today.
The Public Service Department-sponsored student’s body returned home on a Malaysia Airlines flight, MH193, from Bengaluru International Airport, and received by his uncle K. Dheivethiven, 54, at the KLIA cargo complex.
Uthaya Kumar’s remains were brought to his parents’ residence in Bandar Baru Selayang, Kuala Lumpur, and later to Cheras Crematorium for prayers and cremation.
Dheivethiven said his last reunion with Uthaya Kumar was in September last year when the latter returned to Malaysia on holiday.
“He shared with me that he would be completing his studies in India in March and continue in Melaka,” he recalled.
Uthaya Kumar, 23, a third-year student at the Melaka-Manipal Medical College (MMMC) lost his life when the motorcycle which he was riding pillion collided with a bus at Chitradurga, Karnakata.
He was reported to have breathed his last while being sent to a government hospital in Chitradurga, about 250 kilometres from Bangalore, Karnataka. – BERNAMA