Brit-Muslim lady doc first to be charged with modern-day slavery

Posted By: Nairita Das
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London, Sep 10(ANI): A 68-year-old doctor in UK has been charged with 'trafficking people for exploitation', which is being considered as the first case of modern-day slavery in the country.

According to The Sun, Saeeda Khan has been accused of smuggling a 50-year-old Tanzanian woman into the country, and making her work for no wages at her home in Harrow, North West London.

Scotland Yard detectives said that Khan and her late husband Zahid at first paid the victim 10 pounds a month, but the payments later stopped.

The suspected slave was allegedly forced to sleep on a mattress on the doctor's kitchen floor.

Detectives from the Human Exploitation and Organized Crime Command raided Saeeda's home earlier this year after they were tipped off by a human rights charity.

She will appear before City of Westminster Magistrates on Monday. (ANI)

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