Indian Woman Sold to ‘Sponsor’ in Saudi Arabia for $4,500
An Indian woman is not allowed to return home to Herderabad after she was sold for $4,500 to her Saudi sponsor.
Her family wants her to come home but her kafeel will not allow to travel since she is his property.
Times of India reported:
One more Hyderabadi woman was deceived by agents. She is facing mental and physical harassment at the hands of her kafeel (sponsor) in Saudi Arabia.
Salma Begum, 39, a resident of Babanagar ‘C’ block was allegedly sent to Saudi Arabia by two agents identified as Akram and Shafi of the same locality on January 21, 2017 on a housemaid visa.
Salma Begum’s daughter Sameena told TOI that her mother was cheated by Akram and Shafi. “My mother is in trouble in Saudi. She wants to return home but her Kafeel is not allowing her to get back here. I even met Akram requesting him to get my mother back, but he did nothing so far. We went to Kanchanbagh police station, but the police appear to be unmoved by the matter and has not taken any action so far,” Sameena said.
Sameena further said that she had learnt that her mother was sold to the kafeel for 3 lakh. “The torture started when she denied to a contract marriage with her Kafeel in Saudi Arabia. She however informed me sending message that she was sold by agents. so the Kafeel does not want to send her back,” Sameena added.
In 2015 an Indian made had her hand chopped off by her Saudi employer for trying to escape.