Pochaiah travelled to Saudi, as he was in debt.

Telangana mans body stuck in Saudi for 47 days family seek govt help
news News Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:14

A Telangana man’s family in Medak district is waiting for his body to return home from Saudi Arabia, 47 days after he died of a severe heart attack.

Poor monsoon and continuous crop failures had left Marikili Pochaiah (45) from Burugupally of Medak district, with no other option, but to fly to Saudi Arabia for employment.

Marikili had big dreams of earning money in the gulf, and wanted to get his two daughters married, his family said.

However, on June 3, Pochaiah died of severe heart attack while working as a cleaner for the Al-Nasban company.

The family learnt the news of his death on June 6, after a call from his roommates, who informed them that Pochaiah was brought dead to a local hospital, following the heart attack, DC reported.

The family has also alleged that there was no communication between the company and them, to shift his dead body to his native village.

Pochaiah's wife, Vijayalaxmi, along with his two sons and two daughters have now appealed to authorities for help, to perform his last rites.

Pochaiah's family is not aware of the process involved in bringing back the dead body and his wife has already approached district officials for help. Meanwhilem details of Pochaiah were sent to the Indian Embassy in Riyad, TOI reported.

Taking up the issue, MBT leader Amjad Ullah Khan has also wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to sought the matter solved 

“There has been no communication with his family by the company where he worked till his death. Hence it is requested to do the necessary help and take up the issue with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Indian Embassy in Riyadh, KSA to take up the issue and shift the body as soon as possible,” he wrote.

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