Christchurch victim Areeb’s body repatriated home to KarachiChristchurch victim Areeb’s body repatriated home to Karachi

Separately, the bodies of two Indian victims arrived in their homeland, officials said.

The Indian High Commission in Wellington said the bodies of the two had arrived in their homeland and a third was expected later in the day.

The relatives of another two Indian victims opted to have their loved ones buried in New Zealand, a consulate spokesperson said.

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The victims, who came from across the Muslim world, were gathered for Friday prayers at two Christchurch mosques when the 28-year-old white supremacist, motivated by the extremist belief that Muslims were “invading” Western countries, went on a killing spree.

The shooter was arrested within minutes of the massacre and has been charged with murder.

The bodies of the Indian victims are believed to be among the first to be repatriated.

“I’m not sure about the status of bodies from other nationalities but I can say we went through the process as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for the Indian High Commission in Wellington said.

“We completed the procedure within a couple of days of the bodies being released.”

The two repatriated Indian victims are Ansi Karippakulam Alibava, 23, a masters student from Kerala, and Ozair Kadir, 24, an aspiring commercial pilot from Hyderabad city.

The remains of Mahboob Khokhar, a 65-year-old retiree who was visiting his son in Christchurch when he was killed, are en route to India.

The Indians buried in New Zealand are Asif and Ramiz Vora, a father-and-son duo originally from Gujarat, who had celebrated the birth of Ramiz’s daughter just days before the attack.

Separately, the bodies of two Indian victims arrived in their homeland, officials said.

The Indian High Commission in Wellington said the bodies of the two had arrived in their homeland and a third was expected later in the day.

The relatives of another two Indian victims opted to have their loved ones buried in New Zealand, a consulate spokesperson said.

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The victims, who came from across the Muslim world, were gathered for Friday prayers at two Christchurch mosques when the 28-year-old white supremacist, motivated by the extremist belief that Muslims were “invading” Western countries, went on a killing spree.

The shooter was arrested within minutes of the massacre and has been charged with murder.

The bodies of the Indian victims are believed to be among the first to be repatriated.

“I’m not sure about the status of bodies from other nationalities but I can say we went through the process as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for the Indian High Commission in Wellington said.

“We completed the procedure within a couple of days of the bodies being released.”

The two repatriated Indian victims are Ansi Karippakulam Alibava, 23, a masters student from Kerala, and Ozair Kadir, 24, an aspiring commercial pilot from Hyderabad city.

The remains of Mahboob Khokhar, a 65-year-old retiree who was visiting his son in Christchurch when he was killed, are en route to India.

The Indians buried in New Zealand are Asif and Ramiz Vora, a father-and-son duo originally from Gujarat, who had celebrated the birth of Ramiz’s daughter just days before the attack.

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