Two Indians released by the Islamic State militant group in Libya returned home on Tuesday to an ecstatic welcome from their families. Official sources said efforts were on for the release of two other Indians still in captivity of the IS in the coastal city of Sirte.
Laxmikant Ramakrishna, who was among the two Indians freed last week, arrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday morning, and got to meet his baby daughter for the first time.
"Safe return from Libya! Laxmikant Ramakrishna received by MEA Branch Sectt Head in Hyderabad & reunited with his family," tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Later on Tuesday evening, the other released Indian -- Vijay Kumar -- too arrived.