Hyderabad: A city resident who was working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was allegedly set on fire following a dispute with a family member of his employer (kafil). Mr Md. Abdul Qader, 26, of Zehranagar in Banjara Hills, went to Riyadh in November 2015 on a driver visa after paying a local agent Farhan `1 lakh. Mr Qader’s brother, Mr Md. Abdul Qayyum, said: “He last spoke to me on March 28 and after that there was no communication. In the last conversation he said that he wanted to return but his employer was not allowing him to leave, and had not paid him for six months.”
“On March 31, I received a call from Riyadh that my brother was admitted at the King Abdul Aziz Hospital with more than 75 per cent burns. We were informed that he had some dispute with a member of the employer’s family,” Mr Qayyum said. The family approached Mr Amjadullah Khan for help. Mr Khan said, “I have informed the ministry of external affairs about the incident. We are hopeful that they will respond positively and the family will get justice.” He demanded action on agents who were luring youngsters with lucrative job offers in the Gulf.