Hyderabad Man Joined IS, Died In War;Family Wants To Return Home
A man from Tolichowki, Hyderabad, used to work and live in Saudi Arabia. In 2015, he took his family (wife and two children) on a holiday to Dubai and Turkey and later took them to Syria. His family in Hyderabad had no clue of their whereabouts since their holiday. After a few months, the man had sent a letter to his relatives informing that he had joined IS (Islamic State) and they are in Syria.
An engineer by profession, the man fought for IS and died in an aerial strike in Syria in 2018. The wife and their four children (two born in Syria), had reportedly been living in a rescue camp since his death. Sometime back, the wife called their relative in Tolichowki and informed them about her husband’s death. She also told them that they want to return home now.
A source informed, “However, the couple continued to stay in Saudi Arabia and later went to Syria with their children. The woman, who rarely gets access to a telephone at the camp, made a distress call to her family in Hyderabad”.
An official from Union External Affairs Ministry said, “North-east area of the war-torn nation is still not in control of the Syrian Government. From our side, we also want to know the details of Indians at the camp. At this point in time, the case of the Tolichowli woman is not in our notice”.
This is the second case from Telangana when a person joined IS and died fighting for them.