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Another torture tale of Hyderabadi woman in Saudi Arabia

Hyderabad: 45-year-old woman, Khairun Bi was one among the five women who were sent to Riyadh on December 14, 2016, by travel agent Ali Shah Basha and his sister by assuring Rs 25,000 monthly salary, to work as domestic servant. However she was cheated. Her family approached South Zone DCP V Satyanarayana on Wednesday alleging that she was being tortured by her employers. A case, under section 420 (cheating) of the IPC, has been registered against the travel agent, who had sent Khairun Bi to Saudi Arabia.

Her daughter Hameeda Begum, R/O Talabkatta, informed the police that the travel agent Basha and his sister approached them saying that a Riyadh-based family was looking for a domestic helper (khadima). It was told by them that the woman had to take care of just four children. Khairun Bi accepted the offer as she had to take care of her handicapped son.

Hameeda further narrated that her mother never spoke to her family after going to Saudi and whenever she approached the travel agent, he sent her away saying that her mother was doing well.

However last Tuesday, Hameeda received a call from a woman who speaking in Telugu, told her that Khairun was suffering from diabetes and thyroid problems and her condition was very bad. The woman also sent Khairun’s videos on WhatsApp, in which she was seen crying in agony,” DCP Satyanarayana said.

MBT leader Amjadullah Khan revealed that Khairun was being made to work for four to five households and the employers were not even providing for her basic medical facilities. Mr. Khan tweeted external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and got a call from our embassy in Saudi Arabia. The embassy officials managed to locate Khairun. The embassy instructed the employer to immediately shift the victim to a hospital and later send her to Hyderabad.