NEW DELHI: One of the two Indians, who were abducted in Sirte in war-torn Libya, has managed to flee from captivity.
Sources said Pravash Ranjan Samal, hailing from Odisha, escaped from the captors and conveyed to one of his friends that he was fine.
Samal and Ramamurthy Kosanam, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, were abducted from Ibn-e-Sina in Sirte where they were working.
The sources said efforts are on to secure Kosanam's release.
In July, four Indian teachers were kidnapped in Libya allegedly by the Islamic terrorists and release of two of was secured by the government.
The two other nationals remain in the custody of Islamic militants for past more than one-and-a-half months.
Spokeman in the external affairs ministry Vikas Swarup had on Wednesday said that abduction of the two Indians from Sirte has been taken up at diplomatic level.
Why did these idiots go to a war zone,Evan the Libyans are running to Europe.
What on earth are these fools doing in such a conflict zone.. Any sane person would leave everything and return to India on first opportunity... Unnecessary headache for the government!!
Ram Chandra Gaur
What desperation drove these two Indians to war torn Libya? In fact Government should stop issuing visa to Libya, Syria and Yemen till ISIS menace is finished!
When the Libayans themselves Fleeing, why are they Still there? It is a Waste of Taxpayers Money to Evacuate them again and again.
good hope the other is also saved
It is better they contact Indian mission there
thank god he is safe. All indian remaining should come back to india.
Bhag Pravash bhag. Wish your safe return to motherland. Jay JAGANNATH.
it was their wish to be in libya even in these conditions .. so let them be with their choice and let them face..
Samir Kumar Kanjilal
Good luck for him.
Why these people are still hanging on in the disturbed area instead of coming back and getting into trouble and give the Centre unnecessary headache