Hyderabad woman escapes sexual slavery in Saudi Arabia, seeks help from Indian embassy
Most trafficking cases to the Gulf region are reported from southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
Hyderabad: A harrowing case of human trafficking has come to light in which an Indian woman, facing sexual abuse in Saudi Arabia, is leaving no stone unturned to free herself from the clutches of her tormentor.
The story is of a woman from Balanagar in Hyderabad, who was lured by an agent in the city, who promised her a job in a beauty parlour in 2014.
However, she was forced to take up the job of a domestic help after arriving in Saudi Arabia, reported The Times of India.
The woman has gone into hiding after fleeing the house where she was working in Riyadh. She now wants to somehow reach the Indian Embassy in Riyadh.
According to the daily, the woman was sexually harassed frequently by her employer's 25-year-old son who would forcibly take her into his room. The tormentor's mother Maha Ayed Turki Anazi, the employer, reportedly knew about it.
MBT leader Amjedullah Khan has written a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in this regard after receiving a video message from the woman.
"She has been being held captive for the last three years and being sexually assaulted," he said.
Khan claimed that the woman employer, along with some agents in Riyadh, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, were running a human trafficking racket.
The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has vowed to “take immediate action".
Notably, most trafficking cases to the Gulf region are reported from southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.