Malayali's body brought from Dammam

From A Correspondent

NEDUMBASSERY, MARCH. 17. The body of a Malayali that remained unclaimed for ten days in his room in Dammam after the deceased's roommates, who were reportedly residing there without valid documents, didn't inform the authorities fearing action for illegal stay was brought here at the Nedumbassery airport this afternoon.

Francis (43), a resident of Ollur in Thrissur district, left for Dammam as a taxi driver ten years ago and hadn't visited home since then.

It is alleged that his prolonged stay there was without proper documents.

Francis reportedly died on February 2 and it was only after ten days that his body was discovered from his room.

Though one of the roommates of the deceased had made a phone call to Francis's relatives to inform that he wasn't well, none at Dammam was informed.

After that the family back home didn't receive any information. Later, the roommates were believed to have fled from the spot fearing action for illegal stay.

Johnson, a relative of the deceased, who accompanied the body from Dammam, said that the doctor's report indicated that the death was due to heart attack.

He said that the doctor had certified that the body had been in a state of decomposition. An organisation, Sangha Chethana, run by Mohan Shornur arranged for bringing the body back home.

He is survived by wife and an 11-year-old boy.

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