VK Singh goes to Iraq to bring back remains of Indians

India to receive bodies of 39 workers killed by IS in Iraq

India to receive bodies of 39 workers killed by IS in Iraq

"From the information we have received, the bodies are expected to reach the worldwide airport in Amritsar around 1.30 p.m. on Monday", Mr. Sangha said. "After coming back, he will first go to Amritsar followed by Patna, Kolkata to hand over bodies to their relatives", a source said.

The minister is expected to return on Monday, April 2, and will then visit the families of deceased to hand over the bodies to their families.

On March 20, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed the Rajya Sabha that all 39 Indians kidnapped by ISIS in Mosul three years ago were dead.

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The bodies of the 39 Indian workers abducted and killed in Iraq will be flown back to India on Monday. The remaining 39 were taken to Badoosh and killed, she had said.

The workers were trying to leave Mosul when they were intercepted and taken hostage by the ISIS fighters.

The news of the death of these men was broken External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Parliament. "We had been saying that we neither have the evidence of them being alive nor the evidence of them being dead".

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She had also dismissed claims of Harjeet Massi, one of them who escaped from Mosul. "The bodies will be brought out from a different exit passage", he said.

Of the Indian citizens killed by the terrorist organisation, 27 belonged to Punjab while four hailed from Himachal Pradesh.

Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, Indian Ambassador declared that the corpses have been transferred to Baghdad International Airport and will be returned to India later on.

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