French Embassy official identifies body

An official from the office of French Embassy in Bangalore visited the city yesterday to identify the body of Anthony Sjeimer, a French national who was found dead at his home in Lakshmipuram on Thursday.

Marlene Fondini, the French official, confirmed that Anthony (69) had come to the city for yoga training. She said she would come back to the city after meeting Anthony's daughter. Meanwhile, K.R. Traffic Police took possession of Anthony's passport, besides taking into custody a minor boy who allegedly hit Anthony's two-wheeler on Wednesday night at Agrahara Circle, due to which Anthony reportedly died.

As the accused is aged about 15 years which was proved by medical examination in KR Hospital, he was produced before the Juvenile Board, Police said.

The accused is said to be a resident of Nachanahallipalya on Manandavadi Road in the city. DCP (Law & Order) Basavaraj Malagatti told a section of the press that the French official Marlene Fondini visited the spot where Anthony met with the accident, his rented house and the JSS Medical College mortuary where the body is kept.

Anthony, a divorcee, is survived by his former wife and a daughter, the DCP said.

Cremation in Mysore: According to reports, the family members of Anthony have decided to cremate him in the city.

French Consulate officials have given nod for the post mortem and once it's done, the last rites will be conducted, the DCP said, adding that the place and date of cremation will be decided by the French Consulate after the post mortem report is issued.