Dreams turn into nightmare for abducted Indian's family
Chandigarh: Kamaljeet Singh’s wife was eight months pregnant when he left his village in Hosiarpur district of Punjab for Iraq, to make a better life for his family and children. Little did he realise that in a matter of nine months, he would get stuck in a war zone. Kamaljeet is one of the 40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq.
According to his younger brother Daljeet Singh, trouble started almost a month back when Kamaljeet started complaining about the precarious conditions in Iraq due to the war-like situation. “He used to talk about coming back but could not do so as his passport was with the firm.”
It was on June 17 that Daljeet last spoke to his brother who told him that they were kept in a cotton mill. However, Kamaljeet could not be reached thereafter, he says.
Ten months ago, Nishan Singh from Amritsar left behind a wife and mother for a higher salary in Iraq. According to his brother Charanjeet, “I used to chat with him on Whatsapp till June 10. Nishan used to tell me the situation is tense.”