New Delhi, Mar 20: External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday told Rajya Sabha that 39 Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State or ISIS terror group in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014 are dead. Swaraj said the mortal remains of 39 Indians killed in Iraq will be brought back to India by Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh. The list containing the names of 39 Indian nationals, who were killed in Iraq’s Mosul, is released by the Ministry of External Affairs. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Plans To Operate Special Flight From Basra To New Delhi On September 17 | Details Here

Out of the 39 deceased, 27 people were from Punjab, 6 from Bihar, 4 from Himachal Pradesh and 2 from West Bengal. The identity of one of them is yet to be verified, said Sushma Swaraj. Also Read - PUBG Mobile Banned: Not Just India, These Countries Have Also Banned the Popular Battle Royale Game

List of 39 Indian Nationals Killed in Iraq’s Mosul by ISIS

1Dharminder KumarPunjab
2Harish KumarPunjab
3Harsimranjeet SinghPunjab
4Kanwal Jit SinghPunjab
5Malkit SinghPunjab
6Ranjit SinghPunjab
7SonuPunjab
8Sandeep KumarPunjab
9Manjinder SinghPunjab
10Gurcharan SinghPunjab
11Balwant RaiPunjab
12Roop LalPunjab
13Devinder SinghPunjab
14Kulwinder SinghPunjab
15Jatinder SinghPunjab
16Nishan SinghPunjab
17Gurdeep SinghPunjab
18Kamaljit SinghPunjab
19Gobinder SinghPunjab
20Pritpal SharmaPunjab
21Sukhwinder SinghPunjab
22Jasvir SinghPunjab
23Parvinder KumarPunjab
24Balvir ChandPunjab
25Surjeet MainkaPunjab
26Nand LalPunjab
27Rakesh KumarPunjab
28Aman KumarHimachal Pradesh
29Sandeep Singh RanaHimachal Pradesh
30InderjeetHimachal Pradesh
31Hem RajHimachal Pradesh
32Samar TikadarWest Bengal
33Khokhan SikderWest Bengal
34Santosh Kumar SinghBihar
35Bidya Bhushan TiwariBihar
36Adalat SinghBihar
37Sunil Kumar KushwahaBihar
38Dharmendra KumarBihar
39Raju Kumar YadavBihar (to be verified)

The victims were construction workers and were employed by an Iraqi company in Mosul. They were taken hostage when the ISIS took control of Mosul. Only one man, Harjit Masih, managed to escpae from the captivity and return to India. Also Read - Delhi 'ISIS' Operative Arrest: 'Explosives Found in Raid at Suspect's Home', Says Police