Bhubaneswar: Former MP Baijayant Jay Panda has sought intervention of the Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Javed to bring back the body of an Odia labourer, who died in a road accident in the middle-eastern country.

In a letter to Javed on Tuesday, Panda urged the diplomat to take appropriate action to bring back the mortal remains of the Odia labourer, identified as Narendra Palai, a resident of Gopinathprasad village under Ayatapur panchayat of Khurda district.

According to sources, as repeated requests by Palai’s wife to the Kendrapara district administration and local representatives failed to yield any results, the Odia labourer’s family members requested Panda to intervene.

Palai, who was working as a plumber in Saudi Arabia, died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle while returning home from work, sources added.