Public to pay last respects to Anju, Jeeva and Janvi today in Kettering: Bodies to be flown to Kerala soon
Friday 6 January 2023 7:47 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Jan 6: The bodies of Anju (35) and children Jeeva (6) and Janvi (4) will be laid to the public to pay their last respects at the Salvation Army Community Hall in Rockingham Road Kettering NN16 8JU on Saturday 7th January from 10am to 12 noon, Kettering Malayalee Welfare Association informed this website
As per reports the bodies of the three victims will be flown to Kerala in the next few days for the funeral rites.
Anju’s husband and children’s father Saju Chelavalel, who is accused of murdering his wife and two children Jeeva (6) and Janvi (4) on 15th December in Kettering remains in custody. The judge has ordered a plea and trial preparation hearing, which will be held on March 24, 2023.
The case, the exact details of which are yet to unravel has shocked the entire Keralite community across the UK and has garnered wide spread interest both in the UK and in India, due to the severity and nature of the tragedy.
The Indian High Commission in London is assisting in repatirating the bodies of the deceased with assistance from the Malayalee community members in Kettering.
It is commendable that the the organisations – Northamaptonshire Police, Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust, North Northamptonshire Council, Kettering MP Philip Hollobone, Indian High Commission – those who were involved with the repatriation have to taken swift actions for such a speedy process within three weeks.
High Commission in London has confirmed that they will meet the full costs for repatriating the bodies. However, our sources suggest that several community organisations across the UK are raising funds that will eventually go to the deceased’s family who are said to be living in an impoverished situation back in Kerala.
In the face of this unbelievable tragedy, it has been humbling to notice the coming together of the Keralite community in the UK, to support the bereaved family in Kerala and which deserves a mention as an acknowledgement of the empathy and kindness that is inspiring a mass effort to help get Anju and her children home fast, for one final time.