Health department conducts DNA test of Iraq missing youth’ families
Gurdaspur(Pardeep Luthra):- The health department has conducted DNA test of all 39 families whose wards were missing in the Iraq Youths who were kept hostage in Iraq by ISIS militants in 2014. Four of them were belonged to this border district Gurdaspur. The decision to this effect was taken by The Union Ministry of External Affairs her at meeting with affected families at External Affairs Minister New Delhi today, following the Union government failed to either rescue them or establish their identity.It is worth mentioning that five youth were went to Iraq to earn their lively hood in 2014 but they were kept hostage by ISIS militants since their families elsewhere who are waiting for the return of 39 youths the terror group kidnapped in June 2014. The health department has constituted a high level committee to conduct their DNA test which included Naib Tehsildar (Duty Magistrate) Wariam Singh, Dr. Vijay Kumar( Pathologist) and Malkiat Singh Laboratory Technician.The team conducted DNA test of Raj Kumar and his wife Kanwaljit Kaur , parents of Dharminder Kumar,a resident of Talwandi Jhaura village, Harbhajan Singh and his wife Mohinder Kaur, parents of Kanwaljit Singh resident of Rupowali and Sukhdev Singh and his wife Niral Singh, parents of Malkiat Singh. The family members of another youth Harish Kumar had shifted to Amritsar. While remaining fifth youth Harjit Masih, a resident of kala Afgana managed to returned India after giving a slip to the ISIS militants after he shot a bullet in his feet during the war in 2014.Dr. Ram Lal civil surgeon Gurdaspur told that the deputy commissioner Gurdaspur has directed the health department to conduct their DNA test to ascertain the identity of missing youth. The test would send to the forensic laboratory Hyderaqbad for further investigations.
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