MEA’s intervention sought for probe into murder of Hyderabadi youth in Riyadh

Majlis Bachau Tahreek (MBT) Spokesperson Amjedullah Khan on Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj seeking her intervention over delay in inquiry into death of a Hyderabadi youth in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia about four months ago and also to get his body to the city.

Amjedullah Khan informed that the victim, Mohd Abdul Samad (26) of Zehra Nagar in Banjara Hills, who was working since 19th November 2015 as a House Driver with a lady Kafeela Saleh Ali Ahmed Al Dakil in Riyadh was admitted with 75% burns in King Abdul Aziz Hospital. He was allegedly set ablaze by Kafeela’s son after a scuffle on 30th March this year. After being in the Hospital for 20 days, on 18th April, he died. He used to complain about the harassment being meted out to him by her Kafeela whenever he spoke with her family members. Last he spoke with his brother on 28th March and said that he wanted to return India and said that he was being asked to work for 18-20 hours without any pay and proper food. “Neither his family was not informed about the incident nor was the Indian Embassy in Riyadh was informed by the Kafeela about the incident,” he said.

The MBT leaders said when some other co-workers informed about the incident to the family, they approached him and he immediately alerted about the incident to the Ministry for External Affairs and the Indian embassy in Riyadh. “The family in Hyderabad was informed by the Indian Embassy in Riyadh after three days of his death. I have been writing letters to you since then and copies being sent to Indian Embassy in Riyadh. However, there there is no response from the Ministry for External Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Riyadh about the final inquiry report as to why he was burnt to death by the son of his lady Kafeela and what has happened to his dead body, whether his dead body has been buried or it will be sent back to Hyderabad,” he said.

Amjedullah Khan requested Sushma Swaraj to interfere in this matter and get the facts of death of Mohd Abdul Samad from the concerned besides getting information on whether any compensation would be paid to his family and whether his dead body was still lying in the mortuary or has it been buried or will it be sent to Hyderabad. (INN)