Mysuru youth dies under mysterious circumstances in Dubai
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Mysuru youth dies under mysterious circumstances in Dubai

Family seeks MP’s help in getting back the body

A 24-year-old youth from Vidyaranyapuram in city, who was working in Dubai, has died under mysterious circumstances and the family members have sought the help of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha to bring his body back, as the authorities there have put forth a demand of Rs. 3 lakh to give the body.

The deceased youth has been identified as Shabbir, who had left for Dubai in search of a job about nine months ago and was working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to family members.

The family members have accused that upon getting the news of Shabbir’s death, they contacted the Sheik and another person by name Khaleel (Shabbir’s relative) there to ascertain the cause of his (Shabbir) death but they did not provide any information and alleged that the Sheik had put forth a demand of Rs. 3 lakh to give Shabbir’s body.

The family members yesterday afternoon met Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha and urged him to get the body of Shabbir, who in turn called up the Embassy there but in vain and then faxed a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking her help in getting the body to India.

In his letter, MP Pratap Simha has stated, “I have been informed from their parents that he was working at Dubai as Home driver to Mr. Asim (00966558777710) & they had got a message from the concerned that he has been found dead on 25th of March 2017 in his room at Al-Manzel, Al-Hasa city, Dammam of  Saudi Arabia.

Moreover, I have been informed by their parents (9900017529) that Mr. Asim is demanding for money for the arrangement to send the body of the deceased to India. I shall be thankful to your kind self if you could direct the concerned to make suitable arrangements to bring back the body of the deceased to the native without any domestic & diplomatic hurdles & legal hassles.”

Meanwhile, MP Pratap Simha, speaking to SOM this morning, said that he gave a call to the Office of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj this morning and informed them about the issue besides urging them to help in getting back the body of Shabbir.

He said that the Personal Secretary to the External Affairs Minister, who answered the call, said that they would first collect the information about Shabbir, whether he had taken any loans and other matter, which is the procedure and then would request them to make arrangements to send the body of Shabbir to India.

March 27, 2017

5 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru youth dies under mysterious circumstances in Dubai”

  1. anand says:

    Let our MP Mr.Pratap Simha & other MPs urge Ext.affairs Ministry to arrange for FREE transport of dead bodies from Gulf countries as done by most countries including Pakistan. . Many dead bodies are held up in gulf countries as relatives of Blue collar workers can not afford 2-3 lakhs for transport charges by airlines.

  2. Syed Matheen says:

    I stay in Dubai along with my family and I have the complete knowledge about the procedures about deportation of dead bodies to India from UAE as I am in administration department of reputed company over here. we have sent several bodies, we have dispatched from here to kerala.
    No where it require 3 to 4 lakh rupees.
    The procedure is you need to inform police about any death whether work related or non work related. They will arrive in less than ten minutes
    Forensic test will be conducted and body will be sent to Sheik Rashid hospital or Al Baraha hospital for post mortem, same day or following day the reports will be sent to main court and police, if nothing suspicious body will be sent to mortuary which is in Muhasina, the court will issue is clearance paper which should be attested by Indian embassy which is in Bur Dubai and this particular department works 24*7, once you get this paper you need to cancel deceased person visa, with this cancel paper you need to approach mortuary for body embalming and covered in coffin box, once you give flight cargo booking details and accompanied person detail they will deliver coffin box up to flight.
    NOTE: As per UAE federal law all the expenses should be cured by employer, if the person under employment visa.
    Including a air ticket for single relative to travel with body, coffin box, all legal fees, embalming charges which they will get reimbursed from Insurance, Insurance is mandatory for all workers in Dubai.
    It will take maximum up to 4 days for all formality with maximum cost of 1,50,000 INR.

    • Raghu says:

      Hi, Seeing the above report, you may notice that the person was working in Saudi and not in Dubai and even the mobile number of Mr. Asim is a Saudi number and not a UAE number.

  3. Vaseem says:

    I am glad to see our MP Mr. Pratap Simha has taken up the case with External Affairs Ministry and knowing the way our Ext Affairs Minster Mrs Sushma Swaraj intervenes positively in such cases, I believe these poor parents will get the required help in greeting the body of their demised son!

    Just one correction is required in this whole matter, late Shabbir appears to have worked and died in Dammam in Saudi Arabia, not in Dubai which is in a completely different country from United Arab Emirates

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