Indian fisherman’s body to be repatriated from Bahrain

Manama: The body of an Indian fisherman who was shot dead on-board a vessel by armed pirates off the coast of Bahrain will be repatriated soon after completion of formalities, a media report said.

Thomas Glattus Soosai, 47, who was captaining the Bahraini dhow, was shot by masked gunmen who boarded the vessel northwest of Bahrain’s sea border May 22, Gulf Daily News reported Tuesday.

The Indian embassy in Bahrain has been awaiting confirmation from Soosai’s family in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and approval from the state authorities.

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