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    Indian Woman Sends SOS After Being Tortured by Employer in Saudi Arabia

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    The Indian woman had gone to Saudi Arabia to work as a domestic servant. She has alleged that her employer keeps her hungry and locked up for days in a room.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) A woman from the north Indian state of Punjab has appealed to MP Bhagwant Mann, who also hails from her state, for help after being tortured by her employer in Saudi Arabia.

    In her video message, the woman has plead to be rescued from the clutches of her abusive employers.

    “They will kill me. I have children and I want to meet them. Please save me and take me from here. Bhagwant Mann, please help me. I am in deep distress. I have been enduring the torture for the past year. Earlier you have helped women. Please take me out from here. My employer abuses me and forces me to work 'round the clock. They don’t give me food for several days and lock me inside a room. I went to the local police but they didn’t help me. I am a poor lady and I came here for work but my employer tortures me,” the woman said in a video message that has gone viral on social media platforms.
    The woman informed that she is living in the city of Dawadmi in Saudi Arabia, which is 200 km from the capital Riyadh.

    India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian envoy in Saudi Arabia to reach out and help the woman.

    “Javed – please reach her at the earliest,” the Foreign Minister wrote to the Indian envoy in Saudi Arabia on Twitter.

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