Harassed by Saudi Employer, Victims Want Job Agent Booked

A woman and couple seek action after employer physically and mentally harasses them

Published: 14th April 2016 02:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 02:57 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: City police on Wednesday registered cases against a foreign worker recruitment agent based on a complaint filed by a couple and a woman, who were allegedly physically harassed by their employer in Saudi Arabia. The couple and the woman, who returned to the city from Saudi Arabia recently, revealed their ordeal to the police.

The victims are - Syed Alam and his wife Shajida Begum, residents of Pahadishareef and Parveen, a resident of Khairatabad.

Sultan Bazar sub-inspector T Sudhakar said that the victims along with their family members lodged a complaint that the Sheikh with whom they were employed used to harass them mentally and physically.

A few months ago, the victims approached one Imran who runs a book store in Koti locality seeking his help to find a job abroad. Imran contacted an unknown agent based in Mumbai and arranged visa for them. The three went to Saudi on visiting visa and joined as domestic helps at the residence of the Sheikhs.

“Days after they joined as domestic help at various places in Saudi Arabia, their bosses started harassing them. The employers also allegedly made attempts to sexually assault the women. As the victims resisted their advances, the employers denied them salaries, food and other facilities,” police said.

Alam who was unable to bear the harassment, informed his brother living at Cherlapally. With the help of some Hyderabadis in Saudi Arabia, the victims managed to return home safely.

“We recorded their statements and registered cheating cases against the middlemen and an agent who sent them to Saudi Arabia,” the sub-inspector added.

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