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World Nabha Family In Shock: Burnt Body Of Son Returned

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Nabha family in shock
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News Service


Recovery of a youth’s partially-burnt body in Australia has sent a Nabha-based family in shock.

Gurmail Singh’s son Ranjot Singh (25) suddenly went missing in Australia on December 27, 2009. On Monday, they received a call from the New South Wales police department that a burnt body of a youth had been found but its identity could not be confirmed because the face was badly burnt and that a team would be visiting them to collect DNA samples of family members to confirm the parenthood of the deceased.

“We are very worried as the cops recovered a kada and an earring. My brother was wearing a kada and an earring when he went missing,” said Ranjot’s younger brother Satnam. He said their aunt, Sarita — who also lives in Australia — lodged a missing complaint with the Australian police on December 31, 2009.

“Ranjot had gone to Australia almost a year ago and was into farming in Griffith near Melbourne. He was earning full time, whereas his wife Kanchan was on a student visa,” said Ranjot’s father Gurmail Singh.

Ranjot’s mother Paramjit Kaur said they used to call Ranjot every evening. “All of a sudden we lost contact with him on December 27. We were told he went for a late evening party and ne

Ranjot’s parents have appealed to the Indian and Australian governments to help them tracing their son. The team of officials supposed to visit Ranjot’s house had not reached the village till the time of filing of this report.
 

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