31 Dec. 1999
New Delhi, Republic of India
Rachna Katyal, wife of Rupin Katyal who was killed by the hijackers, is helped on arrival at New Delhi Airport by a fellow hostage and an airline official December 31. Rupin was killed by the hijackers on December 24. The couple were returning from their honeymoon in Nepal. More than 150 hostages were freed earlier in the day from the hijacked plane in southern Afghanistan after the Indian government released three Islamic militants from prison.