It is reported that a house maid form Ragama commits suicide in Oman due to unbearable torture. The deceased is a 51 year old mother of two and a resident of Ragama, Batuwatte area.
Kusum Gandhi went to Dubai for employment through the sub agency which is situated in Ragama area of the Foreign Employment Recruitment Agency in Maradana, Colombo.
She went to Dubai on the 16th of July on a visit visa valid only for three months. When her visa period expired an agent in Dubai has sold her to a house in Oman. And she was not been paid her wages at Dubai.
Kusum Gandhi has been tortured in Oman by the occupants and she had informed her husband of the situation and asked him to get her back to Sri Lanka.
The husband has sought the assistance of the above recruitment agency in Maradana as well as the assistance of the foreign employment recruitment office but his efforts have been futile since no co -operations were received from either of them.
Due to the unbearable torture by the occupants of the Oman house Kusum Gandhi committed suicide by hanging herself.
However the Ragama police have arrested the sub agent at Ragama and the owner of the employment agency in Maradana along with his wife on a complaint received. The arrested have been remanded till the 12th of November.
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