Body of labourer finally reaches from Dubai

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2014 23:23 IST

Over two months after a 35-year-old man hailing from Bardeke village of Jagraon died in Dubai, his body arrived home on Sunday.

It was with the efforts of Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust that the family was able to get back Gurdeep Singh’s body that had been lying in the mortuary of a Dubai hospital.

The family conducted the last rites at the cremation ground of the village on Saturday.

Gurdeep has been living in Dubai for the past six years. He was a labourer there. However, his family lost contact with him over two months ago, following which his family contacted SP Singh Obroi, managing trustee of Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust and requested him to trace Gurdeep.

Gagandeep Singh Ahuja, general secretary of the trust, said when Oberoi investigated, he found Gurdeep had died and his body had been lying in a Dubai hospital. On inquiring further, he got to know from the Dubai Police that Gurdeep had died due to cardiac arrest on July 17. As the police could not identify the body, they had kept it in the mortuary of a local hospital.

After tracing the Gurdeep’s body, Oberoi initiated the procedure to have the body sent to Ludhiana.
Darshan Singh, father of the deceased, said Gurdeep was unmarried, as he wanted to get married only after earning enough money.

Ahuja said the body arrived at Rajasansi airport in Amritsar on Saturday. He said with the help of the trust, 14 bodies of Indians had been brought back to India from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Sharjah and Dubai.

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