The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia visited the hospital and police station.

Hyderabad man who was allegedly set on fire by Saudi employer after dispute succumbs to burns
news News Monday, April 24, 2017 - 19:39

Hyderabad native Abdul Qader (Abdul Samen) who was battling for his life, after being allegedly set on fire by his Saudi employer, succumbed to his injuries on April 18 as per the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.

The Indian Embassy in Saudi tweeted:

Amjed Ullah Khan from Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) told The News Minute, "His brother came to know three days after the incident. Our Embassy in Saudi is very weak and slow, so many such cases have been happening but nothing happens to the employer. Even Hyderabad police also don’t take action against the local agents.”

"The Embassy has confirmed that there was some altercation between Abdul and the employer's son," he added.  

The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia visited the hospital and police station. The case is under investigation.

On Monday, the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia met the doctor, who informed that the body has been sent for post-mortem. 

The Embassy also confirmed that Abdul had suffered a stab injury. As the 26-year-old’s death is under criminal investigation, the police did not reveal much information. 

Abdul Qader, a resident of Banjara Hills in the city, went to Riyadh on a driver visa on November 19, 2015.

He allegedly paid Rs. 1 lakh to local agents Farhan and Sayeed who are presently in Riyadh, and began working under Saleh Ali Ahmed.

Abdul last spoke to his brother Mohammad Abdul Qayum on March 28 this year, when he said that he wanted to return home, but his employer was not letting him leave.

He also alleged that he had not been paid a salary for the past six months. On March 31, the victim’s brother received a call from Riyadh that informed him that his brother was critical.

Since then, the family had been trying to contact Abdul to know about the condition of his health, but had failed.




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