The passport of Neha Sharma, who died in Israel on Thursday
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Assam-born woman dies in Israel, body lies unclaimed in hospital

As per the police, the victim’s family members moved to Delhi-NCR a long time ago; nobody from Merabil in Udalguri, her ‘place of birth’, has any information about them

Guwahati: An Assam-born woman, who was working in Islael’s Tel Aviv city, died on Thursday. The girl, whose passport apparently mentions Merabil village of Udalguri district as her place of birth, had gone to Israel to work as a ‘caregiver’ in 2013.

Based on her passport, the woman has been identified as 38-year-old Neha Sharma, daughter of Pushkar Raj Sharma and Tirath Sharma. Her body is allegedly still lying unclaimed in a Tel Aviv hospital, as per reports.

The incident first came to light when Inspector General of Delhi Police Robin Hibu posted on social media about the death of the woman and urged the public to identify her parents so that her body could be brought back to the country at the earliest.

Hibu, an IPS officer hailing from the Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, further wrote that he was informed about her death by a woman from Manipur, Jessica Thanjam, who has also been working in Isreal.

Meanwhile, the Udalguri district police in Assam have initiated a probe to trace the woman’s family in the area. After contacting the locals, the police got to know that none of her family members are currently living in Merabil village. Udalguri district SP Rajdeep Singh told EastMojo, “The family probably moved to Delhi-NCR a long time ago. One person, who possibly could know about the whereabouts of the family, too, has moved to the national capital region. Efforts are on to trace him.”

Although Neha’s passport shows that she was born in Assam, her address in that passport, bearing registration number L637541, mentions Ghazibad in Uttar Pradesh as the current address during the time of issuance of the document. However, as per an undertaking dated December 19, 2013, which she reportedly submitted as a ‘no-objection certificate’ for overseas employment before going to Israel, she gave her address as Noida. In the affidavit, she mentioned that she was going to Israel on her own and to work as a ‘caregiver’. She also mentioned that she was going to the country for the first time and that she had no relatives working or staying there. She also wrote that she was not married at that point of time.