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Punjabi woman stuck in Saudi Arabia returns, thanks Sushma Swaraj for help

Her family, including her husband Gurmel Ram (49) and nephew Jaswant Kumar (36) received her at the Delhi airport on Saturday morning in presence of Union ministry officials.

punjab Updated: Nov 04, 2017 20:15 IST
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Gurbaksh Kaur with her relatives in Delhi after her arrival from Saudi Arabia.
Gurbaksh Kaur with her relatives in Delhi after her arrival from Saudi Arabia. (HT Photo)

Stuck in Saudi Arabia for the last three months, Gurbaksh Kaur finally returned back to India Saturday morning. Upon her return, she thanked minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj and appealed to the government to facilitate her daughter’s return too.

Gurbaksh (40) and her daughter Reena Kaur (23) of Rahon town in SBS Nagar district were duped by travel agents in August this year.

“I never thought that I will come back this soon after. I am very thankful to Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for her extraordinary work and hope she will bring my daughter back soon,” Kaur told Hindustan Times over the phone from Delhi.

Her family, including her husband Gurmel Ram (49) and nephew Jaswant Kumar (36) received her at the Delhi airport on Saturday morning in presence of Union ministry officials.

Gurbaksh (40) and her daughter Reena Kaur (23) of Rahon town in SBS Nagar district were duped by travel agents in August this year. Both had reportedly planed to go to Malaysia but the agent fraudulently sent them to Saudi Arabia, and later demanded money to bring them back.

The matter came to light when Gurbaksh sent a video to her family, requesting to be rescued last week. In the video, Kaur revealed that they were in a miserable condition. Kaur’s family later sought help from the ministry in a separate video message.

Following media reports, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh urged external minister Sushma Swaraj to help the duo. On Friday, minister also twitter that pursuant to efforts of @IndianEmbRiyadh Gurbux Kaur is reaching India today. “The daughter Reena will return soon,” Swaraj tweeted.