39 Indians abducted in Iraq's Mosul are dead, confirms Sushma Swaraj; victims' families mourn loss [Photos]

Sushma Swaraj informed on Tuesday informed that the 39 Indians, who were kidnapped in Iraq, are dead. The Indians were abducted by the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq in June 2014

FP Staff March 20, 2018 22:02:26 IST
Sushma Swaraj addressed a press conference after the Minister of External Affairs informed on Tuesday that the 39 Indians, who were kidnapped in Iraq, are dead. The Indians were abducted by the Islamic State in Mosul in June 2014. PTI
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Sushma Swaraj addressed a press conference after the Minister of External Affairs informed on Tuesday that the 39 Indians, who were kidnapped in Iraq, are dead. The Indians were abducted by the Islamic State in Mosul in June 2014. PTI
Swaraj said that a deep penetration radar confirmed that all Indians had died after the bodies were exhumed. The foreign minister said that the mortal remains were sent to Iraqi capital Baghdad. DNA samples of their relatives had been sent earlier for verification of bodies. PTI
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Swaraj said that a deep penetration radar confirmed that all Indians had died after the bodies were exhumed. The foreign minister said that the mortal remains were sent to Iraqi capital Baghdad. DNA samples of their relatives had been sent earlier for verification of bodies. PTI
Family members of one of the 39 Indian workers killed in Iraq, grieve at their home on the outskirts of Amritsar. Twenty-seven of the victims hailed from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal.
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Family members of one of the 39 Indian workers killed in Iraq, grieve at their home on the outskirts of Amritsar. Twenty-seven of the victims hailed from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal.
Members of National Human Rights and Crime Control Organization light candles in Amrtisar to pay tribute. The mortal remains will be brought back to India on a special plane which will land either in Amritsar or Jalandhar in Punjab, and handed over to their relatives
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Members of National Human Rights and Crime Control Organization light candles in Amrtisar to pay tribute. The mortal remains will be brought back to India on a special plane which will land either in Amritsar or Jalandhar in Punjab, and handed over to their relatives
Family members of one of the 39 Indian workers killed in Iraq, grieve at their home at Passu village in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala. As many as 40 Indians were abducted by the Islamic State in June 2014 and the Indian High Commission later confirmed losing touch with those lost. PTI
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Family members of one of the 39 Indian workers killed in Iraq, grieve at their home at Passu village in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala. As many as 40 Indians were abducted by the Islamic State in June 2014 and the Indian High Commission later confirmed losing touch with those lost. PTI