Indian woman sold in Saudi to return home

ANI | Updated: Nov 03, 2017 21:30 IST

New Delhi [India], November 3 (ANI): The External Affairs Ministry (EAM) on Friday confirmed that Paramjit Kaur, who was illegally confined in Saudi Arabia after being duped by travel agent, will return to India on Saturday.

On July 13, Paramjit Kaur had gone to Saudi Arabia for a job as house help, but later contacted the family about her imprisonment by an employer on August 21.

According to reports, in an FIR lodged by her husband Malkeet Ram alleged that the accused travel agent had promised a job for his wife in Saudi Arabia and had assured that once she gets settled there the family would get a sum of Rs 40,000.

After reaching Saudi Arabia, the employer confiscated Kaur's passport and did not allow her to leave the house.

The accused who is absconding, has been booked under Section 370 (buying or disposing of any person as a slave), Section 420 (cheating) and Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (ANI)