Kin of Kangra youth abducted in Iraq seek govt help

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2014 21:51 IST

Kin of a Kangra youth, allegedly abducted by insurgents IS (Islamic State) militia in Iraq, on Tuesday urged the state government to ensure his safe return and financial help for the family.

Sandeep Singh, 38, from Dhameta village of Jawali area of the Kangra district has been missing in strife- torn Iraq since month of June.

Singh, who has a six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son, last talked to his family on June 15. Since then the family has not heard from him.

His wife Chandresh Kumari told that her husband had gone to Iraq in the year 2013 and was working as a labourer in a construction company.

“IS militants abducted my husband on June 14 along with 38 other Indians. He informed us about the militants taking them to some unknown place on the same day. Since then we have not heard from him,” said Chandresh.

She urged the state government to ensure her husband's safe release as he was the only son of his parents and bread- winner of the family.

The aggrieved woman also sought financial help from the government as she had the responsibility to look after her in-laws and children and had no job in hand.

“I have my in-laws and two kids to look after, but my family has no source of income. The family is reeling under financial problem and the government should provide us financial help till my husband returns,” said Chandresh.

She said that the government should also ensure safe return of her husband.

The family members, including Sandeep's father Dilawar Singh met Kangra additional deputy commissioner Sudesh Mokta and submitted a memorandum to chief minister Virbhadra Singh through the district administration, seeking his intervention to ensure safe return of the abducted youth.

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