Sushma Swaraj orders probe in unnatural death of 3 Indians in Dubai

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Troubling times Sushma Swaraj is under pressure from the media and the Opposition after the Lalit Modi controversy broke out . Photo: Tehelka Archives

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on February 12 hunted a report from the Indian embassy in UAE concerning about three Indians who allegedly suffocated to death in diesel tanks in the Gulf nation.

Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “@cgidubai has informed me about the unfortunate death of three Indian nationals Kishan Singh, Mohan Singh and Ujendra Singh all employees of Al-Ameer Used Oil Trading in a diesel tank in Sharjah. It appears the cause of death is suffocation. I have asked our mission to follow up investigation by the Police.

While Khaleej Times on February 12 reported, “Sharjah Police are investigating the death of three Indians whose bodies were found in diesel tanks in Al Saja’a area in Sharjah. After receiving an alert, police dispatched their team, an ambulance and forensic experts.”

The report also said “the bodies were removed and transferred to forensic laboratory for autopsy to determine the cause of the death. The police launched an investigation to rule out criminal acts behind their death.”

“The police launched an investigation to rule out criminal acts behind their death,” it added.

Swaraj said, “My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Our mission will provide them all help and assistance.”

Sushma Swaraj while offering her compassion to the distressed families, said, “Our mission will provide them all help and assistance.”