Indian Embassy trying to locate deceased woman’s sponsor

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Qatar’s Indian embassy has stepped up efforts to trace the sponsor of a 45 year old woman whose body has been in the Hamad Hospital morgue for more than three weeks, Gulf Times has reported.

Nalla Lalitamma’s body was found hanging at a place under Rayyan municipal limits and brought to the mortuary on December 24, the report says.

Though a copy of the address pages of her passport submitted at the morgue a day later, the hospital has not been contacted by her sponsor or his representative until yesterday.

It is learnt that the deceased was working outside the sponsor at the time of her death. Inquiries based on the passport found that she hailed from a place in Vishakapatanam district of southern India.

A humanitarian worker in the Indian expatriate community said nobody known to her or anyone from her community has approached the embassy so far. A philanthropist has agreed to bear the expenses for sending the body to Lalitamma’s native place.

“However, before that the clearance from her sponsor is mandatory,” the humanitarian worker said while adding that he is also approaching the immigration authorities with the copy of passport pages to locate the sponsor.

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