Mangaluru, July 06, 2019: Indian expatriates rescued a woman from Mangaluru who was allegedly harassed while working as a domestic help in Kuwait. She has been shifted to the Indian Embassy office.
Reshma Suvarna, a resident of Bengre, was not paid salary for many months and was allegedly subjected to harassment. Unable to return to India, she had sent a voice message through WhatsApp and it had become viral on social media on Wednesday. The Indian expats swung into action and rescued her successfully.
In the voice message, she had said that she, along with her husband Sachin, had gone to Kuwait for work in January. Both were working in different places. Unfortunately, her husband passed away after a few days and she was not allowed to attend the last rites of her husband by the man for whom she was working. She was not even allowed to contact her family members, she said in her voice message.
Entrepreneurs in Kuwait Mohan Das Kamath, Raj Bhandary, Madhav Nayak and Dinesh Suvarna rescued and dropped her to the Indian Embassy.
Mohan Das Kamath said, “We had sent a WhatsApp message to Reshma asking her to board a taxi while coming out to dump garbage and reach the embassy. Accordingly, we were waiting for her outside on Thursday morning. As we did not get any taxi, Raj Bhandary and Madhav Nayak made arrangement for a vehicle to help the woman in distress.”
She said, “I was not given food properly for the last six months. I was promised 140 Kuwait Dinars and was not paid for the last six months. I was even beaten up several times. I don’t have my passport in hand. It is in the hands of middlemen.”
Now, the Indian Embassy in Kuwait has initiated process to send her back to India.