THE funeral of little Mikaeel Kular was held at a Fife crematorium yesterday – six weeks after his body was discovered in woodland following a massive police search.
Just nine relatives attended the intimate ceremony but it is understood his mother, Rosdeep, who is charged with his murder, did not attend. Controversially, the 33-year-old was allowed to pay her final respects in secret just days earlier. Under prison guard, Ms Kular, 33 is said to have visited Kirkcaldy Crematorium one day before her son’s funeral service, joined by her mother and stepfather.
The news comes two days after Mikaeel’s death certificate emerged, revealing he suffered internal bleeding and peritonitis – inflammation of the thin lining of the abdomen.
At yesterday’s service, Mikaeel’s sister Renuka, five, paid an emotional tribute to her brother saying: “We love and miss you.”
His brothers, David, seven, and Tarun, nine, read poignant poems during the 35-minute service.
Mikaeel’s step-grandfather, Bangarpet Krishnaswamy, 69, said the siblings did “exceptionally well” in what had been an “emotional day”.
“It was a private, respectful, non-religious service – that is what the family wanted. This chapter had come to an end and it was a very difficult time for everyone. It has been an emotional day as we said farewell to Mikaeel and he can now rest in peace.”
The funeral could not proceed until a post-mortem had been concluded and a death certificate issued.
Mr Krishnaswamy also thanked people for their support.