The incident happened on February 17, when armed men reportedly intercepted his car, and opened fire.

Andhra man shot dead in South Sudan civil war Sushma Swaraj promises help
news News Monday, February 20, 2017 - 08:42

A 23-year-old man from Kurnool in Andhra, has reportedly been shot dead at a conflict zone, due to the ongoing civil war in South Sudan.

Syed Farooq Basha was shot in Juba.

Writing for the Times of India, Sushil Rao reports that the incident happened on February 17, when armed men intercepted Basha's car, and opened fire.

"Our information is that he was returning after attending Friday prayers in a car when the driver noticed some armed men trying to stop them. Before they could flee from there, the armed men shot at them," Basha's father Quadri told TOI.

Basha was the second son in his family and was working in South Sudan for the past two years. 

Following the incident, the family made several appeals to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The appeal of Basha's cousin Syed Ejaz Hussain, was heard, when he tweeted to the Minister, seeking help to bring back the body to India.

Swaraj tweeted saying, "Indian High Commissioner in South Sudan - Plz contact the bereaved family and help them." (sic).

She also tweeted the Commissioner's response, which said, "We have spoken to the family of Syed Farooq Basha and promised them all help"

The South Sudanese Civil War is a violent, ongoing conflict in South Sudan between forces of the government and opposition forces that broke out in December 2013after a political power struggle.


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