Kashmiri youth mysteriously dies in Saudi Arabia

J&K Students Association writes to LG, seeks return of mortal remains

Srinagar, Apr 23 : A 25-year-old Kashmiri youth working in Saudi Arabia was found dead mysteriously near his work place on Tuesday.

J&K Students Association has issued statement to local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), wherein they have written to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, seeking his help in bringing back the mortal remains of 25 year-old Kashmiri youth from Saudia Arabia for last rites.
Spokesperson of Association, Nasir Khuehami said that Imran Ahmad Sheikh hailing from Baramulla district of Kashmir was working in Shahwarmer Company Taif; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Etmaad recruiting agency from past two years.

On April 19, 2022, he was found dead near his workplace, he said. The cause of death is not known yet and there are multiple conflicting versions.

However, as per his family, Saudia Police have taken his body for post mortem and is also ascertaining the exact cause of death, probing and checking the CCTV footage around his workplace. Khuehami added that the family needs assistance in getting the mortal remains of deceased back to Kashmir.

He requested Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to take immediate steps and pursue this matter with Ministry of External Affairs to help in airlifting the mortal remains of deceased back to India from Saudia Arabia for the last rites at his ancestral village—(KNO)


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