Mortal remains of Indian killed in Sudan violence brought back to Kerala
New Delhi, May 20: The mortal remains of Albert Augustine, the Indian national who died after being hit by a stray bullet during violence in Sudan, were brought to India on Friday.
The mortal remains were brought to India in a C-17 Airforce evacuation aircraft, informed the Indian Embassy in Sudan.
On April 15, 2023, Augustine was hit by a stray bullet and succumbed to his injuries on April 15, 2023.
K Sudhakaran, a Congress MP from Kannur in Kerala, wrote to External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on April 16 demanding his urgent assistance to return the mortal remains of his constituent Albert Augustine, who died in Sudan during the conflict.
On April 16, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar conveyed his condolences over the loss of Albert Augustine, an Indian national who worked at a Dal Group Company in Sudan's Khartoum.
"Deeply grieved to learn about the death of an Indian national in Khartoum. The Embassy is making all efforts to extend fullest assistance to the family. The situation in Khartoum remains one of great concern. We will continue to monitor developments," Jaishankar said.
The Indian Embassy in Sudan later tweeted, "It has been reported that Mr Albert Augestine, an Indian National working in a Dal Group Company in Sudan who got hit by a stray bullet yesterday succumbed to his injuries. The embassy is in touch with family and medical authorities to make further arrangements."
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