New Delhi, Oct 17: India is not yet ready to buy the version that the 55 year old Indian maid had lost her hand while trying to escape from here sponsor's house. The statement by Fawaaz al-Maimaan, the spokesperson for the police in Saudi states that the maid who originally hails from Vellore was unwell and while trying to escape she fell down and severed her hand.
However when the incident was reported first it was stated that her hand was severed by her sponsor when she had demanded better working conditions and wages.
India has already sought a detailed report on the incident from Saudi Arabia. The report is likely to sent to the Ministry for External Affairs in the next 15 days.
India has raised some very strong concerns about the incident. India is not yet ready to buy the version that the maid had lost her hand after she fell down. We want the strongest action to be taken against the sponsor, an MEA source informed OneIndia.
The MEA has stated that attempt to murder charges be filed against the sponsor. Further India has also sought that the medical expenses of the maid be borne by the sponsor himself. However we are waiting for a report, the MEA official said and will decide on the next course of action after that.
It was reported in the Saudi Gazette that the maid Kasturi Munirathniam's mental condition is what led to the incident. It was stated that she had arrived in Saudi Arabia two months prior to the incident and while trying to escape she had a fall which led to her hand being severed.
The MEA has told the Indian mission in Saudi Arabia to check further on the case. It has also suggested grievance cells be opened up for Indians working in Saudi after reports of bad working conditions have been reported.
The MEA is also cracking down on the agents who send Indians to Saudi Arabia. Most of the agents paint a false picture before sending Indians abroad.