Indian maid in Bahrain asks for help
The maid, a native of Kerala, has accused her employer of denying food for five months.india Updated: May 15, 2006 11:39 IST
An Indian maid has appealed for freedom from her Bahranian sponsor, who she claims had ill-treated and inflicted suffering on her by denying her food and clothes for five months.
"I am not given a single decent meal even once a day or proper clothing and I have to use the clothes that I pick from the garbage bins in the locality," she says in a letter to the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS) quoted in the Gulf Daily News.
A native of Kerala, the maid in her letter to BKS sent with the help of a neighbour's housemaid, has begged to be sent back to India as she could no longer bear mistreatment meted out to her by her employer.
BKS general secretary Madhu Madhavan said the maid, who arrived in Bahrain last December, does not want her identity to be revealed because she believes it will lead to further suffering.
"She had sent an audio tape to her family in India describing all the hardships and torture that she was undergoing in response to which her family sent five telegrams to her employer, asking to send her back, he said.
Madhavan said the letter has been forwarded to the Indian embassy, which in turn has directed the manpower recruitment agency that brought her to Bahrain, to submit all details of the maid's passport and visa for further investigations.