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Abducted in Libya by Islamic State, Indian doctor to return home soon: Sushma Swaraj

The Union Minister Informed Through Social Media Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam Had Sustained A Bullet Injury.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Feb 2017, 09:03:29 AM
Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi:

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed on Tuesday that an Indian man who was kidnapped in Libya has been rescued and is being brought back to India shortly.

Swaraj said Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam had sustained a bullet injury. "We have rescued Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam in Libya. Dr Kosanam has suffered a bullet injury. We are bringing him to India shortly."

"With this, we have rescued all the six Indians abducted there. I appreciate the good work done by our mission there," Swaraj said in a series of tweets. Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam was reportedly abducted by Islamic State militants in Libya nearly 18 months back. The doctor hails from a village Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh.

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First Published : 22 Feb 2017, 08:26:00 AM

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