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Maid beaten, starved, forced to sleep in bathroom in Saudi Arabia, video goes viral

Maid beaten, starved, forced to sleep in bathroom in Saudi Arabia, video goes viral

Hyderabad: Nagina Khatoon (40) of Bengaluru who was working in Saudi Arabia as domestic servant was tortured by her employer. The video in which she was narrating her ordeal has gone viral. Presently Nagina Khatoon is in the Gurayat General Hospital 1,200 km away from Riyadh. A hospital employee videographed her and uploaded it on the Net.

Nagina Khatoon went to Saudi Arabia nearly five years ago on a Khadima visa. During the initial one-and-a-half years, she worked in the house of her Kafeel and was paid regularly but her employer sold her to another man named Majeed three-and-a-half years ago. Since then the torture story began. According to Nagina she was not paid a single dirham since she started working for him and was assaulted when asked about the salary.

She was severely tortured, beaten, forced to sleep in the bathroom and starved. The heartless employer shaved her head and broke her teeth when he was asked about the salary.

On the top of it, Majeed recently broke her left leg and when she became immovable he took her to the hospital in Al Qurayyat. Nagina was assaulted by khafeel’s (employer) children as well. She was not allowed to speak to her daughter Tabassum living in Bengaluru. ‘He is a top official here, and is not afraid of anyone,” she said.

Distressed Nagina has lost her memory and does not remember the name of her previous employer and the agent who sent her to Saudi. She is undergoing treatment for severe infection on the injured leg. The video was also tweeted by a Hyderabad resident, to which the Indian Embassy in Riyadh responded thus “Have constituted a team, which has started work. Place is around 1200 km from Riyadh, but doing our best to reach her. Sic.”.