VELLORE: Amidst reports of the Saudi Arabia police claiming that the 55-year-old domestic maid, Kasthuri Munirathinam, whose right hand was allegedly chopped off by her employer in Riyadh, was mentally disturbed and suffered the injury while trying to flee, her son Mohan told Express on Friday that his mother was mentally sound even a day before the incident.
“My mother had spoken to me nearly five times after she left India on July 28. She sounded normal all the time. She spoke to me a day before the incident. She sounded fine and even enquired about the well-being of all the family members. She said that her employer had not paid her salary for two months and that she would send the money as soon as she was paid,” said Mohan. He added that he spoke to his mother on Thursday (October 15). She had told him that the stitches had been removed and that she would soon return to India.
Scotching reports that Kasthuri’s right hand was severed in a fall from the building, Mohan said, “How could the hand get so badly injured in a fall, such that it had to be amputated?” Following allegations by the family that Kasthuri’s employer had chopped off her hand, the central government had registered a strong protest with its counterpart and demanded a thorough investigation. Indian Diplomats had also approached the chief police officer there demanding that a case be filed against the employer of Kasthuri.