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Techie from Kerala has been abducted by Libyan militia

Techie from Kerala has been abducted by Libyan militia

KOZHIKODE: A techie from Kerala has been abducted by an unidentified militia in strife-torn Libya, according to information received in Kozhikode. Regi Joseph, 43, of Koorachundu in Kozhikode district was reportedly abducted by an anti-government group from his workplace at Souk al Jumaa near Libya’s capital ,Tripoli, on March 31.

Three other people, re-portedly Libyan nationals, were also abducted.


Regi works as an infrastructure engineer in Al Diwan Company, implementing a key project to create a national citizen database. Rebel forces had tried to hack into its servers a month ago. Regi had been staying in Tripoli with his wife Shinuja, a nurse at the Tripoli-based TMC Hospital, for the last two years. They have three daughters.

Regi’s father Pulluvelil Joseph said his daughter-in-law has sought the Indian embassy’s help. M K Raghavan, Kozhikode MP, said he had taken up the matter with CM Oommen Chandy and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

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