Four 'locked up' Indian workers escape in Bahrain
The workers were allegedly locked up by their sponsor for 3 days as "punishment" in Bahrain, managed to escape and report the incident to police.india Updated: Jun 18, 2007 16:05 IST
Four Indian workers, who were allegedly locked up by their sponsor for three days as "punishment" in Bahrain, managed to escape and report the incident to police.
M Ramesh, Jagdeesh Rani, Jaya Shekhar and Senthil Kumar, working as welders and electricians, were allegedly kept confined at their accommodation at Demistan by their Bahraini sponsor Ahmed Makki three days ago as punishment for demanding their unpaid salary of three months.
The four men, who were allegedly guarded at all times, managed to sneak out yesterday morning and went to a police station in Hamad Town and told the officers what had happened.
"All four of us have been locked up by our sponsor and not allowed to go out of the compound," Rani, one of the worker told the Gulf Daily News.
The issue was resolved at the police station, but one of the workers was later arrested when the sponsor filed a case, accusing him of stealing furniture and electronic items. Indian Embassy, when contacted, said it has taken up the case.