Six-year-old Indian in Qatar asks embassy to send him home

September 2nd, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) A six-year-old boy has approached the Indian embassy in Qatar to help him return home in Kerala after being stranded in the Gulf nation for two years.Asju was brought to the country along with his mother Subeida on a visit visa in 2006 by his father Ajmal Ajumon, who worked as a driver in a local company, the Gulf Times reported.

His mother was then sent back to their home at Varkala in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district towards the end of 2006 after she became pregnant.

The father had paid a huge amount as fine for his wife’s overstaying in the country. Now, according to the report, the small boy has accumulated money to pay off the fine for his overstaying. Till the end of December 2006, he had accumulated 7,680 Qatari riyals ($2,109). What more money he collected after that is not known.

The boy, who was brought to the embassy by a relative of his father, told the officials that his father did not have enough money to pay the fine.

Ajumon himself has been in jail for over a month now for visa-related case filed against him by a person he had brought to Qatar.

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