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New Zealand Attack : Kerala woman laid to rest


THRISSUR : The body of a 27-year-old woman from Kerala, who was among the 50 people killed in a terror attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, was brought to the state today and laid to rest.

Prayers were held Cheraman Juma mosque at Kodungallur, the oldest mosque in the Indian subcontinent, before the last rites were held at 11 am. Ancia Alibava was pursuing her M. Tech degree in an agricultural university in New Zealand. She had gone to the mosque to offer prayers along with her husband Abdul Nazar when the shoot-out took place. Her husband had a miraculous escape.  The mosque is said to be the oldest in the Indian subcontinent.

Hundreds of people from various walks of life, including state Education Minister C Ravindranath, Thrissur district Collector, T V Anupama, were among those who paid homage to the woman.