Saudi Woman Chops Off Maid’s Arm

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Saudi Woman Chops Off Maid’s Arm


COLUMNS / And We Call Ourselves Humans   /   Oct 10, 2015

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Chennai: A Saudi woman chopped off the arm of a 56-year-old maid after she complained against mistreatment from the family members.

 

The maid, Kasthuri Munirathnam hailing from Mungileri village near Katpadi in Tamil Nadu and worked as a domestic help.

 

Soon after the incident was reported, the Indian embassy in Riyadh took up the case with Saudi authorities and because of its shocking nature the case has been transferred to the foremost intelligence agency in the kingdom, the General Intelligence Directorate (Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah).

 

Kasthuri is being treated in Kingdom Hospital in Riyadh.

 

According to Kasthuri’s son, she left Saudi Arabia two years ago in order to support the family, which consists of an ailing husband, three daughters and a son. Kasthuri first worked for a family in Damam and later moved to the house in Riyadh.

 

The incident is no doubt quite disturbing. Reacting to it, the Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter, "This is unacceptable. We have taken this up with Saudi authorities. Our embassy is in touch with the victim."

 

"Chopping of [arm] of Indian lady - we are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia," she added.

 

Indian foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the Indian Express that India would "continue to seek justice for the victim".

 

"Our embassy in Riyadh has taken up the matter with the Saudi Foreign Office and asked for strict action in the matter and severe punishment for the sponsor," he further added.

 

(image courtesy: http://goo.gl/SXsi3S)


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