Berhampur, November 7 (LocalWire): The body of a migrant labourer who died in Kuwait has been brought back home, to his native village Khojapalli in Khallikote block of Ganjam district on Wednesday.
Twenty-six-year-old Harsh Samal had died at his workplace in Kuwait on 13 October and the family members had received a call from an unknown person informing them about his death.
Worried over the news of his death, the family members approached the district administration requesting support for bringing back the body to the village to perform his last rites.
Based on the report from district labour officer (DLO), Ganjam collector Vijay Amruta Kulange had sought the intervention of the state labour commission to bring back the body of the immigrant labourer.
Samal’s body was flown from Kuwait to Bhubaneswar and further from the state capital to his village in an ambulance following the intervention of the state government.
Besides the family members, Khallikote MLA Suryamani Baidya, Chhatrapur district labour officer Siba Narayan Sahoo and few other officials were present at the airport and accompanied the body to his village.
Samal, who belonged to a poor family, was working in Kuwait for a few years and had visited his village in November 2016.
He left for Kuwait again in January 2017 though a Bhubaneswar-based agency, his father Ramesh said.
He is survived by his old parents, wife, and two children.