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Indian maid who lost her right arm in kingdom was returned to India


RIYADH: Kasturi Munirathinam, 55 an  Indian housemaid from Mungileri village in Vellore district in Tamil Nadu state of India  arrived in the Kingdom on July 28 this year to work as a housemaid in order to clear her families  debts.

On September 29, kasturi lost one of her arms in the Kingdom. Her case was in headlines in Indian as well as  international media after claims that Kasturi’s hand was chopped off by her Saudi employer.

However the Saudi government allowed the repatriation of Kasturi. She arrived  her home country on Saturday. The Saudi police, said that Kasturi lost her arm after she fell on a power generator when she was trying to flee from her employer’s house. They also claimed that she was ‘mentally disturbed’.

On Kasturi’s reunion with her family Saud bin  Mohammed Al-Sati, the Saudi Ambassador to India expressed his happiness and said he will gather more information on kasturi’s  case with Saudi officials in Riyadh.

Hemant Kotalwar, charge d’affaires at the Indian Embassy,said that he was waiting for the final report of the case from Saudi side before making any comment.

Anil Nautiyal, a community welfare official at the Indian Embassy, said. “The Indian embassy processed her travel papers.”  he added that Kasturi did not get any compensation and her police report and medical reports were still being processed.

Kasturi’s family appealed to the government to take the charge of her medical support.

All her relatives and villagers were anxiously waiting to meet kasturi.

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