Keralite Razeena died in blast as she was checking out from hotel, says relatives – UKMALAYALEE

Keralite Razeena died in blast as she was checking out from hotel, says relatives

Tuesday 23 April 2019 12:21 AM UTC

Mangaluru April 23: Razeena Khader, the Keralite woman who died in a bomb blast at Colombo, was about to check out from a hotel there after a week’s stay with her husband when the explosion occurred, a relative here said Monday.

As her husband had to leave urgently for Dubai, Razeena saw him off at the airport in the morning and came back to the Shangri-La hotel where she was staying to check out, when the explosion took place, Usman, her brother-in-law, told reporters here.

The couple, who are settled in Dubai, had gone to Colombo to meet Razeenas relatives there.

She was planning to stay at her brothers house in Colombo for a day before returning to Dubai, he said.

Razeenas husband Abdul Khader is a native of Baikampady near Suratkal in the city. The two had come to their house here only a month back, Usman said.

The couple has two children, Fara and Khanfar, who are settled in the US, he said.

Her husband, who learnt about the shocking news on reaching Dubai, returned to Colombo by the night flight Sunday.

Their children are expected to reach Colombo, he said. Khader’s family members have also left for Colombo, Usman said.

Razeena belongs to a family from Mogral Puthur in Kerala’s Kasaragod district.

Her father P S Abdulla, who had migrated to Sri Lanka decades back and was doing business there, had died three years ago.

Many of her relatives are settled in Colombo. – PTI

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