Odia youth’s body stranded in Saudi Arabia; Sushma Swaraj intervenes

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Cuttack: Ministry of External Affairs has initiated the process of bringing back the body of an Odia youth from Saudi Arabia following minister Sushma Swaraj’s intervention in the matter after a tweet from a friend of the deceased.

The deceased, identified as Sudarshan Pradhan of Bainchua under Tangi police limits of Cuttack district, had left Gujarat on February 20, 2017 and was working at a batching plant in a private company in Saudi Arabia. But he died under mysterious circumstances on September 1.

As body of Sudarshan did not reach the village even after a week of his death, a villager Jagatjiban Behera tweeted Sushma Swaraj about this matter. Acting on the tweet the minister instructed her office to take appropriate action following which the ministry has asked the family of Sudarshan to submit all required documents.

Similarly, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda has also written a letter to Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia seeking assistance to bring back the body.

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