TWO PEOPLE have been arrested in India in connection with the disappearance and death of Liga Skromane last month.
The Latvian national had been living in Dublin for five years with her Irish partner Andrew Jordan.
Police in the Indian region of Kerala have arrested two men as part of their murder investigation into the death of the 33-year-old after her body was found hanging from a tree in a rural forest on April 21.
She had initially been reported missing on March 14 after attending a holistic retreat in the region with her sister Ilze.
An autopsy found that she had been strangled while a forensic report confirmed the existence of blood clots in her brain as well as bruises on her necks and legs.
Liga’s funeral is taking place today in Thiruvananthapuram, after which her ashes will be flown back to Latvia.
Her sister Ilze told NDTV: "I am aware of the police investigations and they have been in touch with me. For now, I am focusing on the funeral.
"She loved Kerala and had received a lot of love and support, we don't want to leave India with only bad memories.
"The funeral will be a private affair and on Sunday there will be a memorial, which will be open to the public. It will be a tribute to her life."
She said that she is happy with the ongoing police investigation.
"Senior police officer Manoj Abraham has been in regular touch with me. I know they are doing their best give us justice. I am satisfied with what they are doing, and don't want to delve into the past."