Four Indian nationals were shot dead, reportedly by a police official in Kuwait, just minutes before the Iftar on August 1. All the four victims are believed to be natives of Andhra Pradesh. The shooter had allegedly killed the workers for eating before Iftar. The local cops have said that the shooter was suffering from some mental illness.
According to sources, two of deceased have been identified as T. Naresh Kumar from Kadapa and N. Ramanaih from Chittoor. Their Indian passports and death reports have been handed over to the Indian embassy by the Kuwait Police. The embassy in turn has informed the families of the victims in India. Another victim, M. Obulareddy, is from Andhra Pradesh as well. Though the details of the fourth victim are still being verified, it is believed he also hails from the state.
Migrants Rights Council, a philanthropist organisation working for the rights of the migrants in that country, told this correspondent that Naresh hails from Naguvarivandlapalle village in Kadapa. He had gone to Kuwait just about a month ago and had been working at a farm-house. He is survived by his one-and-half-year-old son, wife Nagalakshmi, father Laxmanna and mother Lakshmi Devi.
Ramanaiah hails from Aggivaaripalle village of Chittoor AP. He had gone to Kuwait a year ago and his wife, Nageshwaramma, is also working in Kuwait. They have three children.
However, the state NRI cell is yet to get the information regarding the incident from Indian Embassy Kuwait.
“When we got the news, we have contacted the embassy in Kuwait, but we have not got an official report from them. We are waiting for the report,” said Mr N.V. Ramana Reddy, special secretary, AP NRI cell. Deccan Chronicle