Woman Allegedly Tortured To Death By Employer In Saudi Arabia

Monday, 09 May 2016 - 16:38


A 25-year-old woman from Hyderabad who went to Saudi Arabia to work as a “house maid” was allegedly tortured to death, as she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at the King Saud hospital for chest diseases in Saudi Arabia.

The family members of Asima Khatoon were informed about the death on Thursday when an unknown person called her mother from Riyadh and informed that Asima was dead.

Asima, a resident of Shah Colony in Dabeerpura, had left for Riyadh in December 2015 on a business visa since the government had stopped issuing “house maid” visas about two years ago. 

The visa was procured through an agent.

After the expiry of her visa which was valid for 90 days, she was illegally kept in confinement in Riyadh, reports ANI.

Though there was no information from her since her departure, she telephoned home about two months ago informing the family about the instances of torture at the hands of her employer, Abdul Rahman Ali Mohammed.

She told her mother that she was being harassed mentally and physically and requested her family to make arrangements for her return at any cost.

The police is presently investigating the case, foreign media reports.

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