Devananda
Devananda

7-yr old laid to rest in Kerala after body found in lake near house

ANI | Updated: Feb 29, 2020 12:38 IST

Kollam (Kerala) [India], Feb 29 (ANI): Seven-year-old Devananda, whose body was found in a lake, was laid to rest at Kudavattoor in the Kollam district of Kerala on Friday evening.
She was laid to rest near her father Pradeep Kumar's house in Kudavattoor. Earlier, the body was kept at her mother Dhanya's house in Ilavoor and Vakkanadu school, where she studied in Class 1, for the public to pay respect.
Hundreds of people visited to pay their last respects to the child.
An intense social media campaign was launched to trace the child after she was reported missing on Thursday morning.
According to police, an autopsy conducted in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College led to a preliminary conclusion that the cause of death was drowning. Residues of mud and silt have been found in her respiratory tract.
Signs of any kind of violence inflicted on the child have been ruled out. The body was released to the family after the autopsy.
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, BJP state president K Surendran were among many politicians who offered the condolences.
Many celebrities including Mammootty, Dulqar Salman, Kunchako Boban took to Facebook to pay their tribute to Devananda. (ANI)

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