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She has been taken from Dammam, to the Indian Embassy in Riyadh.

 

Days after she was allegedly pushed off the third floor of a building by her employer in Saudi Arabia, a Hyderabad woman was thrashed yet again by the same man.

46-year-old, Haseena Begum, who was working as a maid in Dammam, had gone to Dammam in October last year and worked there for two months, during which time she said she was constantly harassed.

She then reportedly ran away from her employer's house, and approached the local authorities. The employer was summoned, and he promised to let her go after completing some paperwork.

However, after taking her back to his house, the employer allegedly pushed her from the third floor, which led to Haseena fracturing both her legs. She was admitted to the Dammam Central Hospital.

A video appeal by Haseena had also been posted on social media last week.

In an atrocious turn of events, the employer reportedly barged into a police station in Dammam, where he went on to thrash her, when there were no personnel at the station.

"The kafil (employer) came to the police station and beat me up. When people who gathered in front of the police station shouted 'haram haram' (forbidden), he went away," Haseena reportedly told her son over the phone.

On Saturday, social workers from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh located Haseena after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took notice of the case.

It was these workers who arranged the phone call between Haseena and her son.

MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan, who had earlier brought the issue to the Centre's notice, said that Haseena Begum was now safe at the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, and would be sent to a hospital on Sunday, along with a woman volunteer.

Haseena's family has also alleged that she was promised 1,600 riyals a month, but the employer did not pay her even one riyal.

The issue was brought to Sushma Swaraj's notice on Twitter, following which she marked the Indian Embassy in Riyadh.

The Protector General of Emigrants has also replied, stating that Haseena may have travelled to Dammam without taking Emigration Clearance.