A 41-year-old woman, who was from Hyderabad, reportedly under mysterious circumstances in Saudi Arabia. The cause of her death is not known yet.
According to the family of the woman, she has been killed by her employer. The family has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to intervene in the matter and repatriate the body to perform last rites.
Her daughter has written a letter to Swaraj seeking a thorough inquiry into her death.
The woman, according to media reports, was offered a job in 2016 in UAE. She first went to Dubai and later reached Saudi Arabia. She used to work as a domestic help and child care take. While she was promised a salary of Rs 20,000, she was only being given Rs 16,000.
“My mother Shaheen was approached by an agent who offered her a job in Saudi Arabia and Rs. 20,000 salary. Believing his words, my mother left for Saudi Arabia on December 20, 2016. She was first sent to Dubai and then to Saudi Arabia,” the woman’s daughter Baseena told ANI.
“After going there, her employers made her work as a housemaid and took care of their children. Earlier, the agent promised Rs. 20,000 salary per month but her employers paid 16,000 per month,” she added.
Baseena further alleged that her mother was continuously tortured by her employer because of which she wanted to return to India.