The brother of an Indian who died in a house in cork is to travel to Ireland this week to meet his young nephew and organize the repatriation of his sister’s body to his native country.
Deepa Dinamani, a native of Kerala in southern India, was pronounced dead at the home she shared with her husband and son in Cardinal Court, Wilton, on the south side of Cork city, on Friday night.
The Indian community in Cork has been mobilized since the death of the 38-year-old chartered accountant who had moved to Ireland in recent months.
TO A candlelight vigil was held in his memory. outside her home in Wilton on Sunday night, where 150 people laid flowers in front of a framed photo of Ms Dinamani that was posted on her front door.
World Malayalee Council Cork Chairman Dr Lekha Menon Margassery said Indians living in Cork were helping Ms Dinamani’s brother on his journey to Ireland to bring the body of his only brother home.
“We are working on the repatriation process. Your brother needs to submit certain forms and notarize them to the authorities. He has to send all those emails to the embassy. Today he is traveling with his parents because he is in another state.” [in India]. And then he will come here.
“He’s still in shock. He can’t process it. [The vigil] was nice. It was good for us to be one and united in conveying our condolences.
“He [Cork City] The council sent me a message to convey their condolences. We are trying to figure out repatriation: the protocol and what is required. Either from the funeral home or from the morgue. Do you need a notary? All the practical steps.”
He added: “Her brother will be here in the next few days. He needs to get a visa and that will have to be issued to him. We are waiting for confirmation from the brother on when he will be able to travel. She only had one brother. He is the only one.”
Dr Margassery posted a message on the Cork Pravasi Malayali Facebook page, along with the World Malayalee Council Cork and Indian Nurses in Cork social media pages, asking members for their support in the coming days.
She said Irish people who feel they can help the family in any way can contact her at email@example.com.
Ms Dinamani was a chartered accountant with over a decade of experience and had worked at the Cork firm Alter Domus since April.
In a statement, the company said they were “shocked and deeply saddened” by the events that took place in Cork on Friday night.
“We lost a wonderful person and a colleague who will be missed by many at Alter Domus. Our thoughts are with Deepa’s family at this tragic time.”
The alarm was raised when Ms Dinamani was unable to pick up her five-year-old son from a friend’s house on Friday after summer camp. The friend went to the house where Mrs. Dinamani lived. Later he was called to the emergency services.
Ms. Dinamani was pronounced dead at the scene. A technical examination was carried out at the site and the property was sealed.
A 41-year-old man was subsequently loaded with the murder of Ms. Dinamani contrary to common law. Regin Parithapara Rajan, husband of the deceased, appeared before a special session of the Cork District Court on Sunday.
Judge Olann Kelleher kept him in custody pending his next court appearance via video link on Thursday. Bail cannot be requested in district court in cases where there is a murder charge. The couple’s son is being cared for after the tragedy.