Nepali woman held captive by her Saudi employer rescued, sent back home

SAUDI ARABIA: A Nepali woman, who was made captive by her employer in Saudi Arabia, was rescued and sent back home.

Identified as 31-year-old N Pariyar of Palpa district, the victim had gone to Saudi Arabia to work as a domestic help five years ago, only to be held captive by her employer.

Nepali Janapragatishil Morcha, an organisation of Nepali migrant workers,  with the help of Nepal's Embassy in Saudi Arabia rescued the woman from a house of Saudi Arabian on January 29 and sent h er back to Nepal on Monday.

Morcha Vice-President Man Bahadur Sahakari said they were able to rescue the woman after five months' effort.

Information about her confinement was provided by Pariyar's sister, who is living in Kuwait.

Pariyar was meted out with mental and physical tortures, and was denied salary during her stay in Saudi Arabia.