Inquest into drowning deaths of Canadian mother and child begins, but is adjourned pending post mortem examination

An inquest has commenced into the deaths of the Canadian woman
and her five-year-old son who apparently drowned during an outing
at historic Devil’s Bridge last week.
Coroner Ngaio Emanuel and a six-member jury panel conducted the
first stage of the probe into the deaths of Mahoni Misra, 37, and her
son, Shray, at 8:36 a.m. on December 5, at Barnes Funeral Home.

Reportedly, the bodies were identified to the coroner and jurors by
the husband of the deceased, Satwik Misra, who is a guest at Antigua
Resort, formerly Verandah Resort.

Initial reports said there were no marks of violence on the child, but
his mother bore marks on her hand and leg.
The inquest was adjourned without a date at 8:55 a.m., since a
number of other things must first be completed, including a post
mortem examination to determine the exact causes of death.
An inquest is a judicial inquiry in common-law jurisdictions and is
usually held to determine whether a deceased person met with foul
play; whether the death was an accident; or whether it was due to
The Government has already offered assistance to the bereaved
family and hopes to expedite the respective processes so the bodies
can be flown home for burial.
The woman and her son reportedly drowned in a tragic incident at
Devil’s Bridge while the family allegedly was taking photos of the
sunrise on Thursday, November 30
The bodies of the victims were pulled from the waters by the Fire
Brigade Search and Rescue Team, the Police ,and the Antigua and
Barbuda Defence Force Coast Guard.
The family had arrived in Antigua on November 23 and were guests
at the BNB Belfast Bay, in Seatons. They were scheduled to leave
Antigua at 4 p.m. on the day of the incident.