‘Dead’ man’s hope rests in amnesty

DUBAI — His family and friends thought he was dead. Then his friends found him admitted in a hospital. Today, all that Alle Rajeshwar longs for is to return home to India, as early as possible, courtesy amnesty.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 17 Jul 2007, 8:57 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:11 AM

The 25-year-old man now spends his time in a cramped room in Deira along with 15 others. One problem that is bogging him infinitely is his inability to pay for his return ticket.

Rajeshwar’s woes began the day he met with an accident in Sharjah Industrial area on April 11 this year.

According to his friend Ganesan, he was hit by a car while he crossing road on a bicycle. Some of his friends hailing from his village, who also live in Sharjah, happened to witness the incident and saw the police ambulance carrying his body covered in a pool of blood.

They presumed he was dead. “Soon they informed his family in Hyderabad that Rajeshwar was no more,” Ganesan added.

“Rajeswar’s family, which includes his aged parents, wife and a child were devastated to learn about his death. They started calling us to help repatriate his body to India,” Ganesan added.

“We went to all the hospitals and morgues in Dubai and Sharjah but we failed to trace his body for over two weeks. We even informed his family that we had failed to locate his body,” Ganesan said.

“Finally, we found him admitted in Sharjah’s Al Qassimi Hospital. But after he left the hospital, he has been struggling to find money for treatment,” said Ganesan.

Now living as an illegal, Rajeshwar said: “After leaving the hospital I never went there back, even though I needed further treatment. I did not have any money. Now, I hope to return to India using the golden opportunity of amnesty.”

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