Skeleton of man who ran into the wild ‘to escape kidnappers’ is found

Skeleton of man who ran into the wild ‘to escape kidnappers’ is found

Gruesome skeleton of a man ‘fleeing a slave gang’ is found ravaged by wild animals three months after he went on the run in Russia

  • Sardor Narbaev, 22, ran on foot from Kazakhstan to Russia to escape kidnappers 
  • He died in icy winds and subzero temperatures on or around 25 January 
  • A leg of a skeleton was in a boot. The arms are missing feared ravaged by wolves 

The gruesome skeleton of a man ‘fleeing a slave gang’ has been found ravaged by wild animals three months after he went on the run.

Sardor Narbaev, 22, ran from Kazakhstan to Russia to escape kidnappers who were forcing him to work on a farm, believe his family and human rights campaigners.

He died in icy winds and subzero temperatures on or around 25 January – but his remains have been found only now, say reports in Russia citing law enforcement.

Sardor Narbaev, 22, ran from Kazakhstan to Russia to escape kidnappers who were forcing him to work on a farm

One leg of his skeleton remains in a boot. The arms are missing feared ravaged by wolves.

The Uzbek man had gone to visit his mother in Kazakhstan but is believed to have escaped a slave-catching gang and illegally crossed into the Orenburg region of Russia to seek safety.

He had a work permit and residency to be in Russia legally but is thought to have run for the border at the nearest point fearing capture.

Sardor’s remains were found near the village of Akbulak in the Orenburg region

The Uzbek man had gone to visit his mother in Kazakhstan but is believed to have escaped a slave-catching gang. Sardor Norbaev’s passport

An appeal by his girlfriend Ksenia – who he lived with in St Petersburg – was earlier posted online but failed to help find him.

‘I need any information,’ she pleaded in January.

‘I am madly in love with this man.

An appeal by his girlfriend Ksenia – who he lived with in St Petersburg – was earlier posted online

‘He is younger than me, but he always rushed home to us, his family, to our child. We want him back.’

She sought help from Alternativa, a group fighting slavery and abuse.

But recently his remains were found near Akbulak village, Orenburg region.

Sardor perished in blizzards with temperatures of minus 10C in January. His remains are pictured

His remains have been found only now, say reports in Russia citing law enforcement

The man evidently perished in blizzards with temperatures of minus 10C.

The anti-slavery group has revealed how thousands of people go missing every year in former Soviet countries, recruiting by slave-catchers who earn commission on finding impoverished workers as indentured labourers on remote farms or sweat factories where they are kept by force.

 

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