'Face' of Brussels terror airport attack Nidhi Chaphekar returns home

Jet Airways crewmember Nidhi Chaphekar, whose iconic image taken just after the Brussels airport bombing on March 22 became the face of the terror attack, returned home to Mumbai on Friday. She still has to undergo treatment for few more days, as she hasn't completely recovered from her injuries.

Nidhi Chaphekar being taken to Breach Candy Hospital in an ambulance yesterday
Nidhi Chaphekar being taken to Breach Candy Hospital in an ambulance yesterday

Chaphekar (42) arrived at Mumbai airport at around 7.30 am by a Paris-Mumbai Jet Airways flight. She was escorted in an ambulance from another exit to escape media spotlight. A CISF official said, "She was emotional and happy to reach Mumbai. On her way to Breach Candy Hospital, she met her kids and family members at an Andheri hotel."

Familyspeak
Rupesh Chaphekar, Nidhi's husband, said, "We are happy and relieved to have Nidhi back home. She has recovered significantly from her injuries. Her homecoming is an extremely emotional moment especially for her two kids, who met her after six weeks."

Jet Airways says
A Jet Airways spokesperson said, "Nidhi has made significant recovery and is in good spirits. Our priority is to ensure that she continues to receive the best medical care and attention so she can resume her normal life at the earliest."

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