Colombo: Usheila Patel, 31, died just six days after her wedding and two days after the duo checked into a hotel in the resort town of Galle. The lady was just 31 years old.Her hubby, Khilan Chandaria is not under arrest or facing a charge. The man has been stopped from leaving Sri Lanka since his wife died on April 25.
The husband of a British bride who expired on her honeymoon in Sri Lanka will be kept in the country at least until a formal hearing on the demise is held on Wednesday, said the police, it was reported.
The couple checked into a hotel in the resort town of Galle, south of the capital Colombo. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Chandaria informed the British media that the couple suffered from severe food poisoning. Mr. Chandaria, a man of 33, was also reported sick. Police said an investigatory hearing will be held on Wednesday when authorities expect toxicology reports ordered by a judicial medical officer. "Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela ordered the government analyst to provide all the necessary reports for the hearing on May 15," a police official in Galle told a news agency. The court was holding Chandaria's passport until the magistrate can rule on the cause of death, the police official added, it was reported.
"At the moment, the magistrate has given an open verdict," the officer said referring to term used when the cause and circumstances of a death are unclear. "The body is still in the custody of the judiciary and kept at the Karapitiya hospital morgue."Amari spokesman Russell Cool quoted that the couple fell ill after eating, and initially rejected medical treatment at a local hospital but asked for help a few hours later.
"The couple consumed a light meal prepared by the hotel, as did other guests at the same time and who remain fine," he told the news agency."Also in their possession were other consumable items obtained from outside of the hotel and we have handed these items to the relevant authorities as part of their investigations." The newlyweds felt feverish and vomited blood after falling ill. They married on April 19 and arrived in Sri Lanka on April 23.