It was a heartrending sight as friends and loved ones broke down when the bodies of Manmohan and Ashwin were brought to the Sacred Heart College campus on Thursday evening. Manmohan, Ashwin and Charles, all first year BCom students of SH College, had died at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday when the car they were travelling in collided with a lorry. They were travelling to Chennai, after a trip to Bangalore for a private function.
The bodies were brought from Tamil Nadu after post-mortem examination and kept in state on the college premises to enable students to pay their last respects.
Hibi Eden MLA visited the college to offer last respects to the departed students. Manmohan, son of cinema producer Mohan Vettom and Roshni, is a resident of Arakkunnam. His body was taken to the family’s residential flat at Panampilly Nagar. He will be laid to rest at St George Jacobite Church at 11 am on Friday. Manmohan is survived by brother Midhun Mohan. Ashwin is the son of Shaji and Asha who are settled in Chennai. Ashwin’s body was taken to Mavelikkara Kallumalla Thadalil House in the night. The funeral will be held at 10 am on Friday at Mavelikkara. According to friends, Ashwin was residing as a paying guest at a house in Kaloor. Varun, a school student at Chennai is his younger brother. Shaji is a software engineer while Ashwin’s mother runs a business in Chennai. Charles’ body was directly taken to his home at Edappally. He is survived by sister Chippy. He will be laid to rest at the St George Orthodox Church at Eloor.