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Hyderabad woman stranded in Riyadh, seeks Sushma Swaraj's help

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 May 2019, 9:21 IST

The sister of a Hyderabad-based woman, who is allegedly stranded in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh, has sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help to rescue her sibling.

Rehmath Begum told ANI, that her sister, Ghousia Begum was allegedly sent to Riyadh on the pretext of a job offer by agents.

Rehmath said, "An agent Tabassum and three other agents had approached my sister Ghousia Begum and offered her a good job in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia saying my sister will not have much work and can earn well there."

"My sister left for Saudi Arabia on March 14, 2019. When she reached there, her employers started taking heavy work from her and are torturing her continuously. They are also not providing adequate food and water to her. They are also making my sister work in four to five different houses as housemaid," she added.

Rehmath also said her family tried to contact the agents who sent Ghousia to Saudi Arabia but they were unreachable.

"We tried to contact the agent but she is unreachable. My sister's employers are not letting her to speak with us. I request External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to rescue my sister as she is facing problems there and is not keeping well," she said.


First published: 15 May 2019, 9:21 IST