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Somatirtha Purohit

After struggling for months, an Odia youth, who was stranded in Qatar, has finally reunited with his family on Wednesday.

The youth, identified as, Bishnu Prasad Dakua had released a video on social media seeking help of the State Government for his repatriation.

Dakua, a resident of Shyamsundarpur village under Khallikote block in Ganjam district, has thanked OTV for bringing his plight to the fore and help his return.

Reportedly, the youth went to Qatar in search of job and started working as a labourer. However, he was picked up by police as his visa expired. He was also put behind the bars for two months.
After getting released from the jail, he got to know that the company where he was working was closed and his Visa, Passport, money and mobile phone in the labour camp was taken by someone. 

Finding no other option, Bishnu has to stay on roads, community centres. Moreover, he was forced to beg money to arrange two square meals a day.

An Indian staying in Qatar, saw him helpless on road and helped him call his family members.  

After, the news was broadcasted, Utkalika Qatar Samaj helped Bishnu. They constituted a special team and took care of his food, lodging and safe return.

After all the necessary documents sent from Bishnu’s village he returned home safely.

“I went outside to bring some bread and fruit juice, there I was stopped by police officials and they asked me my ID. Later they arrested me,” said Bishnu.

“Thanks to those who helped me after learning the issue from news. I pray that no one should face such problems which I encountered,” he added.

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