Indian woman working as maid tortured to death by Saudi employer

A young woman from Hyderabad, who was employed as a house maid in Saudi Arabia, was allegedly tortured to death. 

Last Updated: May 09, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
Indian woman working as maid tortured to death by Saudi employer
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New Delhi: A young woman from Hyderabad, who was employed as a house maid in Saudi Arabia, was allegedly tortured to death. 

The deceased, identified as Asima Khatoon, 25, had moved to Riyadh in December last year on a business visa organized by the sort of agents who run large rackets of supplying cheap labour from India to the Middle East. 

Her mother told ANI that her daughter revealed to her in phone calls that she was held hostage on the day she arrived and was tortured mentally as well as physically by her employer, Abdul Rahman Ali Mohammed. 

"I had sent my daughter abroad to work and earn. She was locked in a room the day she reached there and was not given any food. My daughter used to call me and cry," victim's mother Ghousia Khatoon said. 

The news of her death came just three days after the Telangana government wrote to the Centre asking to help her free from her employer and bring her back to the country.

Police inspector G Ramesh said that they have written a letter to Saudi Arabia consulate on behalf of Telangana government and are trying to bring her body back.