Indian woman’s hand chopped off in Saudi, EAM takes up issue with authorities

New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday condemned the horrific incident, wherein an Indian woman’s right hand was chopped off by her house owner in Saudi Arabia, saying that it was very disturbing and that the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities.

“Chopping of hand of Indian lady – We are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia. This is unacceptable. We have taken this up with Saudi authorities,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.

“Our embassy is in touch with the victim,” she added.

The victim was identified as Kasturi, aged 58 years from Riyadh, who had complained to the authorities over the non-payment of her wages.

The authorities warned the house owner after which he chopped off her right hand.

The victim has been admitted at the Kingdom Hospital in Riyadh. (ANI)

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