Indian worker's suicide in Qatar raises concern over stranded migrants



The death of an Indian labourer in Qatar who had complained about not being paid and later committed suicide on a building site has focused attention on migrant workers struggling amid an economic downturn in the Gulf state ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Scaffolder Ajaya Behara, 44, hanged himself in the basement of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center on September 7, weeks after asking his employer to pay outstanding wages and renew his expired visa, according to his family and co-workers.
Behara's employer has said the suicide was not related to work conditions. But his death on a... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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