7 stranded Nepalis rescued from Saudi Arabia

KATHMANDU: As many as seven Nepalis, who had landed in Saudi Arabia and were stranded there, have been rescued and brought back to Nepal on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) in coordination with the Riyadh-based Nepali Embassy and other stakeholders had rescued stranded Nepali workers from the Gulf nation, stated the MPCD in a press release issued today.

The Nepalgunj-based Karnali Manpower had assured them of good-earning works at the Hasa El-Dossri Fome Saudi, before flying to for foreign employment.

However, once they had landed in Saudi, they were deprived off salary and left languishing there without food and water.

Later, they called the MPCD hotline and sought held for their rescue on July 23, according to the statement.

The MPCD identified the victims as Dev Bahadur Kandel (25) of Bardiya, Ran Bahadur Rokaya (35) of Mugu, Mohammad Aarun Khan (33) of Banke, Nishar Khan (25) of Banke, Khagendra Nath Yogi (28) of Bardiya, Lil Bahadur Rokka Magar (23) of Banke and Mohammad Sabir Khan (29) of Banke.

Police said they are investigating into the case.