A month after getting married, British woman Usheila Patel abruptly dies while on honeymoon
By Barfi Culture Team
10th May 2019

Barely a month after her wedding, a north London family is reeling after their daughter Usheila Patel died during her honeymoon in Sri Lanka.

Her newly-wed husband, Khilan Chandaria, is grieving and helping the authorities with their investigation.

But he is not being allowed to leave until a report into the death is finished. He had been intially free to leave but refused to until his wife's body was released.

Khilan told police the problems started when both noticed a strange smell in their room and Usheila started vomiting blood. she was rushed to the hospital but later pronounced dead.

He told a reporter: "The authorities are not treating me as a culprit but aren’t treating me like a victim either. I don’t want to leave without her."

"I still talk to Usheila at night when I look at the stars. She was supposed to be with me for the rest of our lives."

The cause of death has not yet been established, though there is some speculation they both suffered from food poisoning.

The couple got married in Brent, North London, in mid-April and then travelled to Sri Lanka for their honeymoon in the Sri Lankan city of Galle. Their wedding took place three years after they met.

The pair were meant to travel to the Maldives after Sri Lanka to complete their honeymoon.

Usheila's parents told The Sun newspaper: "Two healthy newlyweds left for their honeymoon and days later our beautiful daughter has left us."

"From cloud nine to a living hell. Just want to see our beloved daughter one last time."

31-year-old Usheila Patel used to work in London as a massage therapist. 33-year-old Khilan Chandaria runs a phone shop.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed it was working with Mr Chandaria.

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