Kerala techie abducted in Libya by rebel forces

An IT engineer from Kerala is suspected to have been abducted by rebels in war-torn Libya. 

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2016, 10:50 AM IST
Kerala techie abducted in Libya by rebel forces
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New Delhi: An IT engineer from Kerala is suspected to have been abducted by rebels in war-torn Libya. 

News reports say that 43-year-old Regi Joseph, a resident of Koorachundu in Kozhikode district was abducted by an anti-government forces from his office at Souk al Jumaa near Libya's national capital Tripoli on March 31.

Joseph's three other colleagues, all Libyan citizens, were also abducted along with him. 

According to a report in the Times of India, Joseph works as an infrastructure engineer with Al Diwan Company, which has been assigned to create a national citizen database. 

Joseph, with his wife and three daughters, has been living in Libya since last two years. 

His works as a nurse in the Tripoli-based TMC Hospital.   

Regi's father told that his daughter-in-law, who is still in Tripoli, has sought help from Indian embassy there. 

MK Raghavan, Kozhikode MP, has also assured the family to take up tha matter with CM Oommen Chandy and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.