One of the two Indians, recently abducted in Sirte in war-torn Libya, has fled from captivity and established contact with his family and friends in Odisha.
Sources in Delhi said Pravash Ranjan Samal, a bio-medical engineer hailing from Odisha, escaped from his captors and conveyed to one of his friends that he was fine.
Samal (48) and Ramamurthy Kosanam, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, were abducted reportedly a few days ago from Ibn-e-Sina in Sirte where they were working.
The sources said efforts are on to secure the release of Mr. Kosanam who was reported to be safe.
In Odisha, family members of Mr. Samal said they received a call from him on Thursday and were told he had been “released.”
Mr. Samal’s elder brother told reporters in Rourkela that Mr. Samal gave his location and pleaded that he be taken home. Mr. Samal hails from Bhagabanpur area in Kendrapara town.