Ms Kaur, who heard the news on television, said she will believe her brother is actually dead only when the ministry contacts her.
Ms Swaraj said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha today that 39 Indians, abducted by ISIS in Iraq's Mosul town three years ago, are dead and their bodies have been recovered.
40 Indians were abducted by the terror organisation but one of them escaped by posing as a Muslim from Bangladesh, Ms Swaraj said in a statement in the upper house.
The minister, she added, had been saying all along that that he was alive and they are tracing the location.
"Now, I don't know what to believe," she told the media.
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