Indian man loses memory after accident in Dubai

Indian man loses memory after accident in Dubai

The man has failed to remember any details about himself ever since he was found by cops over a month ago on the streets of Satwa, according to website Emirates 24/7.

He was found sitting by the roadside, dazed, badly hurt and bleeding. Injuries to his head were so severe that doctors at the Rashid Hospital had to immediately perform a surgery.

"He calls himself with different names at different times. One day he says he is Peddaraju. On another day he utters a totally different name. He speaks fluent Telugu, so he surely must be from Andhra Pradesh. We are trying hard to trace any of his friends or former employers so that he can be sent back to India," said Joseph, from the Valley of Love, a non-governmental organisation.

The man says he has been working for almost ten years as a helper in a company here collecting cartons from the dustbins and selling them to earn his daily expenses.

"I have two school going children, a boy and a girl. I used to regularly send them money until almost an year ago. I do not know  how they are managing now," he told the newspaper. But when asked to name his children and give some details about his house back home or some telephone numbers he says he cannot remember anything.

According to Joseph, the man must be going through post-traumatic stress disorder and the possibilities of him gaining back his memory in a couple of months is strong.
"However we need to identify him at the earliest so that he can be repatriated back to India," he adds.

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