A 25 year old girl Asima, a resident of Shah Colony in Dabeerpura Hyderabad, had left for Riyadh in December 2015 on a ‘house maid’ visa procured via an agent. She was allegedly tortured to death. She died while undergoing treatment at King Saud Chest Diseases Hospital in Saudi Arabia.
The family members of the Asima Khatoon were informed about the death on Thursday, three days after the chief secretary of Telangana made a request in writing at the behest of the deceased’s family to rescue her from the clutches of her employer and repatriate her back to Hyderabad.
Asima, a resident of Shah Colony in Dabeerpura, had left for Riyadh in December 2015 on a ‘house maid’ visa procured via an agent.
Where as, government had stopped issuing ‘house maid’ about two years ago, she was, in fact, sent to Riyadh on a business visit visa for 90 days and was illegally kept there in confinement.
Though there was no information from her since her departure, she telephoned home about two months ago informing the family about the instances of torture she has been meted out in the hands of her employer, Abdul Rahman Ali Mohammed.
On phone, she told her mother that she was harassed mentally and physically and requested her family to make arrangements for her return at any cost.