Op Kaveri: Family of Albert Augestine, who died in strife-torn Sudan, reaches Kochi
The family of Albert Augustine, an Indian who died in the ongoing violence in Sudan has reached Kochi Airport today from Jeddah. Read further on Dynamite News:
Kochi: The family of Albert Augustine, an Indian who died in the ongoing violence in Sudan has reached Kochi Airport today from Jeddah. Augustine's wife Saibella and their daughter Marieta reached Kochi today.
The Ministry of External Affairs has arranged a vehicle for them to reach their native place in Kannur. On Wednesday late at night, they were received at Jeddah by MoS MEA V Muraleedharan.
He tweeted after the meeting that, he "Arranged tickets immediately for the family to reach Kochi. Assured of all possible assistance to the family."
Earlier Saibella had requested the Indian government's help when her husband's mortal remains could not be shifted from their flat 24 hours after his death. The body was moved to the hospital after a three-hour ceasefire was announced.
Albert Augustine (48), an ex-serviceman from Kannur was killed during a clash between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) to seize power in Sudan. Albert, who had been working as a security manager for a company for six months, was shot through the window of his flat.
India has launched 'Operation Kaveri' to bring back Indians stranded in conflict-hit Sudan. (ANI)