Woman abandons coffin with man’s body at airport

HAPPcharrminarA woman who arrived at the Hyderabad airport from Saudi Arabia with a coffin containing the dead body of Shaik Imtiyaz Ahmed, is reported to have abandoned the coffin and vanished with the relevant documents including his passport and death certificate issued by the Saudi authorities, as well as other valuables.

Officials have no clue about her identity and preliminary probes indicate she may have run off with the documents to claim the insurance that the man’s family were to get. The woman is said to have been in a relationship with the man before he died.

Cargo staff attempted unsuccessfully to contact the woman so they alerted the president of the Gulf Returnees Welfare Association who eventually obtained details from the airline staff and alerted the police, who identified the body and learned that one Qurshid Abdul Azeed Mohamed was to have received the body at the airport.

It is learnt that Ahmed died in Saudi Arabia five months ago and the mysterious woman completed the formalities to move his body to the city.