Saudi Employer Chops off Arm of Indian Worker
Kasturi Munirathinam’s right arm was chopped off, by her employer, when she tried to escape from their house last week according to the domestic worker from India. Her arm was cut off, by her employer after she tried to escape after she had been tortured and deprived of food.
She had been earning £150 a month while working as a cleaner for a household in the Saudi capital. ‘The incident happened after… she complained about torture and non-payment of wages by her employer.’ she said.
Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed outrage over reports of a Saudi sponsor chopping off an Indian maid’s hand. “We are very much disturbed over brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia. This is unacceptable. We have taken this up with Saudi authorities. Our embassy is in touch with the victim,” Sushma said.
Kasthuri’s son Mohan told Times of India that his mother Kasthuri sustained severe injuries in the attack by the woman of the house, whose name Saudi authorities have withheld. Mohan, a mason, said his mother left for Saudi Arabia two years ago to support the family, which consists of an ailing husband, three daughters and a son.