RIP Kugan Anandan: Scenes from the funeral.
Posted by ella-mae on January 28, 2009
MalaysiaKini reports 500 people accompanied Kugan Anandan on his final journey. There were more people waiting for him at the Hindu cemetary at Batu 14, Puchong.
As expected, the police were there but not in their usual numbers. Perhaps most of them were away looking for the culprit who had the gall to take off with three pairs of shoes from the home of former finance minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin.
RPK at Kugan's funeral procession while a police helicopter hovers above.
Scenes from the funeral procession at Batu 14, Puchong
Our constant companion throughout the whole event.
One of the many children at the funeral.
Dark clouds loom ahead as the casket is taken out of the hearse for Kugan's final journey.
The heavy downpour that came with the dark clouds did not deter the crowd from giving Kugan a dignified send off.
Prayers before the burial.
Standing on whatever they could find for a better view.
The crowd around the Hindu cemetary.
Many of the hardworking people from Pakatan Rakyat were at the funeral. We only managed to capture photos of Nik Nazmi, Gobind Singh and Teresa Kok.
Young life, forever gone: In his final resting place.
A family's anguish and pain: Nothing hurts like the death of a child, say those who have struggled to go on.
Towel wet from Kugan's mother's tears accidentally fell onto the coffin bearing his remains. For her Kugan's death contradicts all reasonable human expectations that our children will bury us, not vice versa.