Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Indian engineer sold as slave in Saudi Arabia

Deepa Dileep | November 10, 2016 2:25 pm Print
The family members of Jayanta Biswas have approached the Ministry of External Affairs seeking help in bringing him back from Saudi Arabia

A 23-year-old automobile engineer, who went to Saudi Arabia for better job opportunities, has allegedly been “sold” to a Saudi national to work as a slave in the latter’s camel farm.

The family members of Jayanta Biswas have approached the Ministry of External Affairs seeking help in bringing him back from Saudi Arabia. However, they are yet to receive a word from the ministry, The Huffington Post reported.

“We appeal to the Indian government to initiate action in order to bring my brother back. We are at our wit’s end,” Gouri Biswas, elder sister of Jayanta, said.

According to Gouri, earlier in 2016, Jayanta got in touch with agents in New Delhi and Mumbai, who had taken ₹1 lakh from him to help him get a plum job in the automobile sector in Saudi Arabia.

“The agents had put Jayanta on a plane to Riyadh on a tourist visa. They promised that he would get a work visa after staying there for three months and find a job at an automobile service centre. On their assurance, Jayanta reached Riyadh on 15 May. He was conned by the agents,” she reportedly alleged.

 

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