It read, "This is a very unfortunate and unexpected situation. Our deepest condolences go out to Mr Patra's family. Our aim throughout was to ensure that his remains were brought back to his family at the very earliest. Owing to the situation that this occurred in a foreign country, where no family member was present, there were multiple levels of paperwork to be followed to ensure that the matter was handled effectively and in a timely manner. Owing to some delays in paperwork from the family's end, the repatriation of the body was delayed. Ms Chopra also delayed her return to India to ensure that everything was in place for his remains to be repatriated to India.
We have been in constant touch with the family to keep them updated on the matter. All details and financial requirements related to the repatriation were and are being handled directly by Ms Chopra and her team in LA. We are making all efforts to ensure his family's needs are taken care of at this unfortunate time."