Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

A year after death, Indian's body finally flies home

Krishnankutty Nair was working as driver in Saudi Arabia, and died after the car he was driving hit a stray camel.

News18test sharma |

Updated:February 27, 2012, 9:28 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
A year after death, Indian's body finally flies home
Krishnankutty Nair was working as driver in Saudi Arabia, and died after the car he was driving hit a stray camel.

Dubai: The body of an Indian, who died in an accident in Saudi Arabia, is finally being flown back to his family in Kerala after a year of relentless efforts to overcome legal and bureaucratic hurdles.

Krishnankutty Nair, 55, who hailed from Kindangoor in Kottayam, Kerala, died on February 24, but could not be brought back home because his sponsor refused to complete the requisite formalities to transport the body.

Nair was working as driver with the Saudi sponsor in Jizan for 18 years, and died after the car he was driving hit a stray camel.

According to the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, Nair's sponsor refused to complete the formalities and demanded money for the damaged car before dispatching the body.

"The Consulate offered to pay all expenses in transporting the body but he refused to fulfill his obligation. The matter was taken up with the Saudi authorities and Jizan Governor for help," SD Moorthy, Consul (Community Welfare), said in a statement.

In the meantime, the sponsor also filed case against Shihab, a well-known social worker who had been authorised by the deceased's family to pursue the case for compensation for the damaged car.

However, Saudi authorities finally prevailed upon the sponsor and forced him to complete the formalities to transport the body.

"The Saudi Ministry of Interior Affairs issued the requisite clearance for transportation of the body yesterday (Saturday). The mortal remains of late Krishnankutty Nair is leaving today from Jizan to Cochin via Riyadh," said the

statement on Sunday.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results