Bodies of 38 Indians killed in Iraq to be brought back to India today

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2018, 07:49 AM(IST)

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh and other officials carry the mortal remains of the 38 Indians, which are being brought back to India from Iraq. Photograph:( ANI )

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On his return to India, VK Singh will travel to Amritsar and Patna to hand over the mortal remains to the respective families of the victims

The mortal remains of 38 out of 39 Indians, who were killed by the Islamic State in Iraq, are due to reach India late today.
 

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Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, who is overseeing the entire process of bringing back the bodies, left for Mosul on Sunday. He said that one man's remains would not be brought as his case was still pending.

On his return to India, VK Singh will travel to Amritsar and Patna to hand over the mortal remains to the respective families of the victims.

On March 20, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj informed the Rajya Sabha members in the Parliament that the 39 Indian nationals, who went missing in Mosul in 2014, were killed by the IS.

The 39 persons, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near Mosul when they were kidnapped.
 

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