ما يرد في هذه المدونة من معلومات وأخبار خاصة هي ملك للجميع ومن حق أي شخص نقلها، وإن تفضل وأشار إلى المصدر فهذا فضلاً منه
DT: Indian national Ramesh Singh Kathait had come to Bahrain two years ago with a goal to make his life better.
However, fate had a cruel plan for the 29-year-old — Mr Kathait suffered a fatal heart attack on May 29.
His family — wife and three young children — are left with nothing. They are not even eligible for his life insurance money. Reason: he earned BD160 per month and the policy is applicable to those who earn BD150 or less. .
Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) Vice Chairman and Insurance Coordinator Mathew Joseph told DT, “We are sorry for the loss, and we understand the family is going through a crisis. But we can’t do anything about it now. Only those who get below BD150 are eligible for the insurance.”
He added that “the insurance was only for accident victims first, then for accident, heart and heat related victims. It covers all possible deaths of those who earn below BD150. We hope to increase that to BD200.”
Mr Kathait’s friend Nand Kishore said: “His wife Sunita was a housewife and his children – Simran (8), Siya (5) and Rajveer (3) were going to a school in Mumbai. I don’t know what they will do now.”
Mr Kaithat used to work as a chef at an Indian restaurant in Amwaj. Mr Kishore also told DT that the employer company had arranged the repatriation of the body to Mumbai, where Mr Kathait’s final rites were performed yesterday.
Those who wish to help Mr Kathait’s family can deposit the money in his account. The Union Bank account is under his name and the number is 319502010037453. The Branch is in Churchgate, Mumbai.