External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday promised to assist in bringing back the body of a woman techie who was working with a Bengaluru-based software company and passed away in Thailand. She died in a road accident when she was on a professional assignment there.
"Our Embassy @IndiainThailand is in touch with the bereaved family and is providing all assistance in this difficult time," Jaishankar tweeted.
Pragya Paliwal, a 29-year-old techie who's originally from Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh, had gone to Thailand on an assignment for her company, and she died in a road accident in Phuket.
Pragya's family members came to know about the incident only on Wednesday. Unfortunately, none of them have a passport. Deepak Paliwal, Pragya's brother, said that the Indian Embassy had suggested to them that a family member should travel to Thailand to receive the body from the hospital. “But the problem we are facing is none of us has a passport. However, we have got assurance from the Ministry of External Affairs that it would help us and for that we have to reach Delhi,” he said as per Hindustan Times.
The family, based in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district, then reached out to their local MLA, Alok Chaturvedi, who informed Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The MLA also reached out to the Centre.
"Her (Pragya Paliwal) friend has informed the family about her demise in a car accident. According to her friend, the dead body is kept in Patong Hospital in Phuket City," Alok Chaturvedi said as per NDTV.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has extended his condolences to the family, assuring all possible help.
With IANs inputs