Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday expressed grief over the death of Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014.
“Shattered over the heart-wrenching news that the 39 Indians missing in Iraq, most of whom were Punjabis, are dead,” the Chief Minister said in a tweet.
“My heart goes out to the families who had been living in hope since their reported abduction by ISIS in 2014. Prayers with all of them.”
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha that their bodies were spotted using deep penetration radar. The bodies were exhumed from mass graves and their identities confirmed by DNA tests.