Mother 'sold as slave' in Saudi Arabia; daughter shares plight in video
Kaur had gone to Saudi Arabia for job as a house help on July 13. She contacted her family on August 21 about her incarceration by her employer.punjab Updated: Oct 03, 2017 09:51 IST
After receiving no help from the police in getting their mother Paramjit Kaur,39, who has been allegedly sold as a slave in Saudi Arabia, the disheartened children of the Bilga village based woman have now expressed their plight through a video to reach the concerned authorities.
In the video, Kaur’s daughter Rajni, 17, is seen requesting ministry of external affairs (MEA) to get their mother back.
Kaur had gone to Saudi Arabia for job as a house help on July 13. She contacted her family on August 21 about her incarceration by her employer.
The video was shared by social worker Rajvinder Sharma,who has been helping the economically weak family.
In the video, Kaur’s daughter Rajni, 17, is seen requesting ministry of external affairs (MEA) to get their mother back. “We are Gorsiya Nihal residents. My mother Paramjit Kaur was sold by an agent Resham Lal Bhatti for Rs 4 lakh in Saudi Arabia. The police have not taken any action yet. We are poor and our mother has been suffering a lot,” says Rajni.
“I request foreign ministry and the state government to help us get our mother back as soon as possible,” she says. Their grandmother, Dalipo ,80, and brother Luvpreet Singh, 15, can also be seen in the video. Rajni is a Class-12 student and Luvpreet studies in Class-8 at a government school. The victim’s relative Naresh Kumar,50, alleged that police have not been arresting the accused because of his political link.
In an FIR, the victim’s husband Malkeet Ram ,45, alleged that the travel agent had promised her a job by saying that his wife also worked there and that the family will get Rs 40,000, once she settles there. After she got the job, her employer kept her passport and did not allow her to move out of the house, said Naresh Kumar.
Bhatti was booked under Sections 370 (buying or disposing of any person as a slave), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Nakodar DSP Mukesh Kumar said that Resham Lal is absconding.
First Published: Oct 03, 2017 09:51 IST