Punjab youth dies in Malaysia, family seeks govt assistance to repatriate body


A youth from Punjab, India, who was said to have moved to Malaysia nine years ago was reported to have died in Malaysia on Tuesday (7 May).

Nirmal Singh alias Nimma was identified as a 32-year-old youth from Barsal village, near Jagraon, reports The Tribune.

He is survived by his parents, wife and two minor children.

A family member told the newspaper that a travel agent from Malaysia called them up and demanded Rs 1.65 lakh (about RM9,900) to send the body to India.

“We do not have enough money to give to the agent. Even if we arrange the amount, we are not sure whether the agent will send the body to India or not. We request the government to help us,” he said, adding that the family is requesting Indian government assistance on the issue.