GUNTUR:Even as the US police are continuing their efforts to unravel the mystery shrouding the death of Lavayna Abburi (27) at the Alabama University on April 1, her body has been sent to India.
Her body was found in a pond at the university.
Her sister had left for India with the body, her family sources told Express here on Thrusday. The last rites would be performed at Pedareddy Palem, her native village near Narsaraopet in Guntur district.
According to her relatives, Lavanya, who hailed from Guntur district and had completed two master’s programmes in the US, was enrolled for a Ph.D programme in plant and soil science in spring 2014.
Her body was found at 10 am on April 1 by maintenance workers. She was in the habit of visiting Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station (WTARS) for her studies and the pond in which her body was found was 1,200 yards away from the research station.
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences had conducted preliminary autopsies and its agents were still working the case as a death investigation to find out what exactly had happened.
They would provide the complete details after solving the mystery, Lavanya’s family members said.