Indian national dies of thirst and de-hydration in Kuwait

Dubai, June 1: An Indian national reportedly died of thirst and de-hydration in Kuwait. His body was found in a remote desert area, media reported on Monday.

According to media reports, the victim who was working as shepherd was found dead in a very arid spot in the desert area in Qashaniya on May 28.

Indian found dead in Kuwait

"As a matter of policy, the Embassy is not allowing Indian nationals in Kuwait to work as shepherds so as to protect their welfare. Unfortunately, there have been some instances reported where Indian nationals have been forced to work as shepherds in desert areas of Kuwait or taken against their will to Saudi Arabia," the embassy said in a statement.

The Embassy said it had advised Indian nationals in Kuwait not to take up employment as shepherds.

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"Those who have been forced to work as shepherds in Kuwait in violation of their work contract, should immediately contact the Embassy for assistance in the matter/redressal of their grievances," the statement said.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agency)

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