Indian maid, whose hand was chopped off by Saudi employer, returns

Indian maid, whose hand was chopped off by Saudi employer, returns

Tamil maid Kasturi Munirathnam, whose hand was chopped off in Saudi Arabia, returned to India on Saturday morning after the government made arrangements for her return.

The 58-year-old had gone to Saudi Arabia to work as a domestic help, hoping that the promised monthly salary of Rs.23,000 would help her to marry off her three daughters, but instead of receiving the promised salary, her employer had her right hand chopped off when the Saudi Arabian authorities warned him about receiving a complaint from Kasturi and asked him to clear her outstanding dues.

Kasturi suffered severe injuries on her body and limbs, and was being treated at the Kingdom Hospital in Riyadh. Kasturi hails from North Arcot near Vellore and had reached Saudi Arabia two months ago.

In August this year, Kasturi was first taken to Damam and later shifted to a house in Riyadh, where only women stayed. She was given a huge and heavy workload and was not even allowed to have telephonic conversations with her relatives in India. When she once managed to get help from a Tamil Nadu native, she was locked up inside a room and subjected to both mental and physical torture.

Once when she received a death threat from the other women, she tried to escape through the balcony of her room. However, when she got out, her hand was chopped off allegedly by her employer. An investigation into the incident was carried out by the Al-Sahafa police initially and later on handed over to the Saudi Investigation Bureau, reports from Riyadh said.

Related Post

ASTEROID WARNING: Everything you need to know about the rock ‘that co...
views 69
The world is currently gripped over concerns that an asteroid is on a collision course with the earth in a massive event that could wipe out all life....
Two children killed in attack by upper caste men in India
views 63
Two children of a Dalit family were on Tuesday burnt alive and their parents suffered injuries allegedly after some persons from an upper caste set th...
Sri Lanka’s Rajapakse gets parliament elections nod
views 44
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former leader Mahinda Rajapakse was on Monday formally accepted as a candidate to stand in upcoming parliamentary elections six m...
LONDON FIRE: Death toll expected to rise
views 34
Six people have been confirmed killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise. Up to 6...
INDIA: Building collapse, 6 killed, 10 injured and many feared trapped
views 39
At least six persons were killed and 10 others injured after a four-storey building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the district. The bu...