Telangana man dies in Saudi Arabia, kin trying to get body
Hyderabad: The families of those who die in Gulf countries are finding it difficult to bring back to India the bodies of their loved ones. For example, 45-year-old Marikili Pochaiah from Medak district worked in Saudi Arabia to earn some money for the marriages of his two daughters after his crop failed due to poor monsoon. But he fell ill and died. Now, his family is running from pillar to post to bring back his body from Saudi Arabia.
“The only reason he went abroad was to earn money for the marriages of his two daughters. But now, the family is orphaned,” Pochaiah’s wife Lakshmi wailed. She said he had collapsed at work and was rushed to hospital but declared dead on arrival. “They said that he died of a heart attack.” She heard of his death on June 6.
Her two sons and two daughters are still in their teens, and Lakshmi is not aware of the processes involved in bringing back her husband’s body. She said that she is going around government offices to speed up the process.”The government should consider our situation and arrange to shift my husband’s body at the earliest so that we can have a last look of him,” Lakshmi added.