National

Mortal remains of Indians killed in drone attack in Abu Dhabi reach Punjab

In this satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC, smoke rises over an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2022. A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport

In this satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC, smoke rises over an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2022. A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport

The mortal remains of the two Indians who were killed in a drone attack in Abu Dhabi reached Punjab on Friday.

On January 17, Hardev Singh (35) and Hardeep Singh (28) , and a Pakistani national, all staff of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company were killed and six others injured in suspected drone attacks near the UAE capital’s airport. The attacks were claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

The body of Hardev Singh is being taken to Bagha Purana village in Punjab's Moga district, while that of Hardeep Singh has reached his native village, Mahisampur, which is nearly 35 km away from here, officials said.

An inconsolable Kanupriya Kaur received her husband Hardeep Singh's body.

Ms Kaur, who arrived in India on Thursday from Canada, was married nine months ago, said a relative of the family Rajbir Singh, who brought the body to the village from the Shri Guru Ramdas International Airport here.

Hardeep Singh was supposed to return to India on January 19 and then move to Canada but nobody knew about his ill-fated destiny, said Rajbir Singh.

He said that the Hardeep Singh’s father had passed away two and half years ago.

Hardeep Singh is survived by his mother Charanjit Kaur (56) and wife Kanupriya Kaur.


Our code of editorial values

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 20, 2022 4:43:51 pm | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mortal-remains-of-indians-killed-in-drone-attack-in-abu-dhabi-reach-punjab/article38301491.ece