Indian in ICU after being thrashed by bosses

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Dubai, July 19 (UNI) An Indian who was manhandled by his superiors for protecting his co-worker from assault has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in the Riyadh Medical Complex, Saudi Arabia.

The victim, Sudheesh Kalathil Parambil, from Kerala was brought to hospital by a group of social workers that found him in a critical condition in Al-Kharj, a city 80 kms from the capital, the Arab News said.

A good Samaritan had ferried the wounded patient from Khamis Mushayt in the Kingdom's southeast and had dropped him in the centrally located Al-Kharj, over 800 km away.

Mr Parambil was working as a manual labourer in a construction company in Khamis Mushayt at a worksite in Barak, about 150 kms away.

Arab News is withholding the name of the company out of legal concerns.

According to the Indian Embassy, one of the men was caught taking a short break after loading a dump truck with sand. The supervisor, an Egyptian national, began physically assaulting the workers. Mr Parambil intervened on his colleague's behalf.

The supervisor then turned his rage on Mr Parambil and beat him to unconsciousness. The Federation of Kerala Associations (FOKA) in Saudi Arabia has reportedly written a letter to the governmental Human Rights Commission and the government-approved National Human Rights Commission asking the organisations to investigate the matter and press charges against the guilty.

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