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Poonch family urges GoI to help bring body of kin who died in Saudi Arabia two months ago

Poonch, June 19 : Two months after murder of man from Poonch, his family continues to await the body and on Wednesday reiterated the urge to Ministry of External Affairs to help bring the mortal remains for burial in his native village.

“Government of India must interfere so as to bring the body home for last rites. As citizens of India we should not be ignored and the body of our kin shall be brought from Saudi Arabia, said the hapless family.

“We are very poor people and do not have money to bring the body home and as such the GoI should come forward and help us out from this trauma,” the family said.

Meanwhile, Balakote Youth Front Chairman Zaheer Ahmad Khan told that the poor family has no means to bring the body back home and he also urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs to see that the body is brought to Poonch for last rites.

Mohd Yaseen Khan (40) son of Abdullah Khan of Bassoni, Balakote, Mendhar, Poonch died in Saudi Arabia due to illness.

Yaseen, who was working as labourer is survived by one child and wife. (GNS)

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