WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 27, 2018, 02.40 PM
Two Hyderabad women, who were stuck in Saudi Arabia in search of a job, have now safely returned to India.
Rehana and Noor had gone to Saudi Arabia with a promise of employment but were forced to work as domestic help.
Their sister Farzana had written to the Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj stating that her sisters were being tortured and must return to India.
Telangana: Hyderabad woman who had gone to Saudi Arabia for a job & thrashed & sexually assaulted there, returned to India on 25th January. Her daughter says, I thank Sushma Swaraj Ma'am, Indian Embassy and Hyderabad police for bringing back my mother'. pic.twitter.com/2NMLwn7r6c
The two women safely returned to India on January 25, shortly after Farzana's appeal for their safe return.
The women, who went to Saudi Arabia in February 2017, claim that they were thrashed and sexually assaulted during their employment period.
"I was not given food to eat. I even tried committing suicide," noted one of the sisters.
The daughter of one of the victims thanked Sushma Swaraj saying that "I thank Sushma Swaraj Ma'am, the Indian Embassy and the Hyderabad police for bringing back my mother".
I was thrashed and sexually assaulted. I was not given food to eat. I even tried committing suicide. My children told me they are trying to bring me back and asked me not to lose hope. I then received a call from Indian Embassy & today I am here: Woman pic.twitter.com/2LuLHcNi4R