A Hyderabad based woman aged 25 who went Saudi Arabia to work as a ‘house maid’ was allegedly tortured to death, as she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at the King Saud hospital for chest diseases in Saudi Arabia.
The family members of deceased Asima Khatoon were reported about the death on Thursday when an unknown person called her mother from Riyadh and informed that Asima was no more.
Three days before her death, Chief Secretary of Telangana Dr. Rajiv Sharma had made a request in writing at the behest of the deceased’s family to rescue her from the clutches of her employer and repatriate her back to Hyderabad.
Asima was a resident of Shah Colony in Dabeerpura, had left for Riyadh in December 2015 on a ‘house maid’ visa provided by an agent.
Since the government had stopped issuing ‘house maid’ visas about two years ago, she was in fact, sent to Riyadh on a business visit visa for 90 days and was illegally kept there in confinement.
Though there was no information from her since her departure, she made call at her home about two months ago informing the family about the instances of torture that had been meted out to her from the hands of her employer, Abdul Rahman Ali Mohammed.
She told her mother on the phone that she was being harassed mentally and physically and requested her family to make arrangements for her return at any cost. Meanwhile, the Police is investigating the matter.