Body of Indian youth arrives from Saudi Arabia after four months

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Sonamura (Tripura), June 16 (ANI): The body of Nimai Paul, an Indian youth, who died under mysterious circumstances in Saudi Arabia four months back, arrived at his native place in Sonamura town here on Tuesday.

An Air India flight brought the coffin to Kolkata, which was sent from his work place in Riyadh, after completing all formalities.

The Saudi Arabian authorities claimed that 26-year-old Paul died in a road accident.aul's family members; however, suspect a foul play.

"We were informed that he died in an accident. He told that he will send money, but did not get the chance as on the very next day the incident happened. Now after seeing the body we doubt if at all there was any accident," said Nitai Paul, younger brother of the deceased.

"There are only some spots on one side of the body and on the other side there is no spot. So, we are in doubt whether he died in an accident or was murdered," he added.

Paul, who had flown to Saudi Arabia in August 2009 in search of work and better prospects worked as a domestic help with an influential family in Riyadh.

He had called back home in February 2010 home to inform that he was sending Rs 35,000, but the very next day he died in a road accident.

"He said that he will send money but on the very next day we received the information of his death. I feel that he was murdered for money. The money was the cause of his death," said Arati Paul, the mother of the deceased.

After an anguished wait of four months, the family members are now asking for a probe into the entire episode suspecting it to be a murder. (ANI)

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