HYDERABAD: Salma Begum, a resident of Babanagar ‘C’ block in Hyderabad has been sent to Saudi Arabia by two agents identified as Akram and Shafi of the same locality on January 21, 2017 on a housemaid visa. According to Salma Begum’s daughter, she complained to police in Hyderabad that her mother was sold to the kafeel(visa sponsor) for Rs.3 lakh and facing physical torture.
Responding to the news, Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “I saw this news item and asked for a report from @IndianEmbRiyadh which has been received. I have asked Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to rescue and repatriate her to India at the earliest. I have asked ProtectorGenGOI to proceed against the agent who sent her to Saudi Arabia. (sic).”
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 24, 2017