A 37-year-old man from Balliewal village of Ludhiana died throughout work at Jebel Ali city of Dubai on April 16.
His household on Tuesday stated that the corporate he labored for is claiming that he was examined optimistic for coronavirus posthumously and therefore the physique can’t be despatched again to India for final rites.
The household alleged that the corporate is utilizing coronavirus as an excuse as a result of the person died in accident throughout work, not due to coronavirus. They have appealed to the federal government of India to intervene and assist them in getting the physique again house.
Balwinder Singh had gone to Dubai six years in the past. He had been working as a carpenter with a building agency.
Manjit Singh, his paternal cousin and sarpanch of the village, stated that on April 16, they obtained a name from the corporate informing them that Balwinder died in an accident throughout work. “They said that he was working on 10th floor of a building and the chain of crane which was lifting him up, suddenly snapped and he fell down on the ground. His head crashed on the floor and he died,” stated Manjit.
However, on Saturday the corporate official knowledgeable the household that Balwinder was examined optimistic for coronavirus posthumously and therefore his physique couldn’t be despatched again to India.
“We refuse to believe this. They themselves said that he died in an accident during work. Now they are saying that he was tested positive for coronavirus after his samples were taken posthumously. It is just a plain excuse because they do not want to send the body back,” the sarpanch stated.
Balwinder is survived by outdated dad and mom, spouse and three babies – two daughters (aged 6 and 4) and a son aged 2.
His father works as a labourer and as a result of lockdown, his household has no supply of revenue presently.
“His salary of two-three months was also pending with the company. Now they are making this coronavirus excuse so that they can cover their own loopholes and do not have to give pending salary to his family. His family is very depressed and wants the body back for last rites. They are being harassed. We appeal to government of India to intervene and help us in getting the body back home. The government should also see that his family get their right from the construction company he worked for,” the sarpanch stated.
He added that as a result of lockdown, the household is already struggling quite a bit as a result of Balwinder’s father has no work. “His wife and children have nowhere to go. We just want his body back for last rites and his pending salary,” he stated.