Irfan of UP electrocuted in Saudi Arabia: kin seek MEA’s help to bring body

Dankaur: 28-year-old, Irfan Khan a driver by occupation was electrocuted in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. He hailed from Dankaur, Uttar Pradesh. His family has sought the help of Ministry of external affairs to bring back his body as they cannot afford the expenses.

Irfan Khan is survived by wife Nargis and son Nizam Khan. Son of a vendor, Irfan went to Saudi Arabia to 2 months ago to earn money, by borrowing 1.2 lakh from a money lender. A Delhi-based consultancy provided him with a visa for Saudi Arabia to work as a heavy vehicle driver, on a monthly remuneration of around Rs. 35000.

He flew to Saudi Arabia on July 17 after getting a driving licence. As reported by TOI, Irfan’s brother Nizam received a call on Tuesday evening from Irfan’s colleague who informed him of the tragic news. He was told that Irfan accidentally stepped on a live wire while talking on the phone and taking a stroll after lunch and was electrocuted. He was rushed to the hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.

The body has been kept in mortuary and paper works are being done. The news of Irfan’s death shattered the family members. They want the body to be sent home. They appeal social workers and government to help in this regard.