Endless wait for Sharjah Indian's body
The wait for the family of Swaranjit Singh, who died in a Sharjah hospital due to heat stroke, seems to be endless. He was serving a shipping company.india Updated: Aug 25, 2006 13:25 IST
The wait for the family of Swaranjit Singh, who died in a Sharjah hospital due to heat stroke, seems to be endless.
Swaranjit died last week in Sharjah, after getting a job with the Kasab Shipping Company (KSC).
His father, Preetam Singh, said he had been calling up the shipping company regularly, but they were unable to give a clear reply regarding the repatriation of his son's body to Chandigarh.
"I have made several telephone calls but no one has been able to tell me when we can expect to receive my son's body," the father lamented.
"I want at least to see my son's body. His mother too is too traumatised," the grieving father said.
Meanwhile, the Sharjah police say the Indian's body will be released only after the forensic laboratory report has been filed.
Swaranjit worked on board the vessel MV Nancy owned by Kasab Shipping, which is currently docked in Sharjah Creek.
"We are in touch with the shipping company officials. They are also waiting for the police to release the body. We will also make sure that the family receives the insurance claim for the death of their son while on duty," said Mission to Seafarers, the organisation assisting the family to repatriate the body.