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A woman from Maharashtra’s Thane district and her husband’s dream of moving to Kuwait to earn more money and lead a better life was shattered when their employer exploited them and took both of them captive. But the couple have returned safely to India as a result of the efforts of Thane Police’s ‘Bharosa’ cell and the assistance provided by the Indian Embassy in Kuwait. A police officer gave this information on Wednesday. The couple has thanked the local police and the Indian Embassy for their assistance.
Tejashree Shinde, assistant police inspector of ‘Bharosa’ cell of Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) police said that a woman from Bhayandar in Thane district had lodged a complaint sometime back that a domestic help and her husband in Kuwait were harassed by their employer. taken hostage. The woman told the police that she knew the couple as she had worked with them before.
Tejshree Shinde said, “She said in her complaint that the couple had gone to Kuwait on April 5 this year through a recruitment agency. He was hired by a Kuwaiti citizen as a domestic helper. He was promised a monthly salary of Rs 40,000. She was tasked with taking care of two children apart from household chores and cooking.
According to the complaint, however, their employer Mosab Abdullah forced the couple to take care of nine children and clean a six-room flat and do other chores. They were forced to work 22 hours a day. Due to work pressure, the woman’s health deteriorated and she was admitted to a hospital in Kuwait.
Police officer Shinde said, “Meanwhile the victim woman somehow came in contact with her friend residing in Bhayander and shared the picture of the hospital in Kuwait and pleaded to save herself and her husband.” The complainant woman reached the ‘Bharosa’ cell of MBVV police and sought help to save the couple.
The MBVV police then contacted the Indian Embassy in Kuwait and sought help. With the efforts of MBVV Police and the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, the couple were safely evacuated and brought to India.