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Government pursuing case of mysterious death of Indian in Saudi Arabia

PTI 16 Apr 2016, 7:11:40 IST

New Delhi: India has been pursuing a case of death of an young Indian under mysterious circumstance in Saudi Arabia last year and is awaiting full details of the probe into the matter.

27-year-old Mohammed Afsar Ansari, hailing from Jharkhand, was allegedly killed by his employers in Saudi Arabia apparently after he wanted to come back to India.

His family has been demanding justice for him.

Official sources said Indian Embassy in Riyadh had assisted the brother of the deceased in filing a compliant with the Bureau of Investigation (BoI) about Ansari's death.

"With great difficulty and against usual practice, wemanaged to persuade BoI to agree to a second post mortem and another investigation," they said.

Last month, the Embassy requested the Saudi Foreign Office to share with it outcome of this second post mortem.

"We await the full details of this report and of the further investigations," the sources said adding the consent of the family is a must for the mortal remains to be brought back to India or to be buried in Saudi Arabia.

The sources said the Embassy has been urging the family to complete the remaining paperwork and convey their consent for the return of the mortal remains.