New Delhi, July 23: Judith D'soua, an aid worker in Afghanistan has been rescued. Judith was abducted in Afghanistan on June 9 this year by unidentified persons. External Affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Saturday morning that Judith had been rescued.
"I am happy to inform you that Judith D'souza has been rescued. Judith was abducted on June 9 2016," the external affairs minister tweeted.
I am happy to inform you that Judith D'souza has been rescued. @jeromedsouza— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 23, 2016
Judith was abducted in Kabul on 9th June 2016.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 23, 2016
Judith was working in Kabul with the Aga Khan foundation for the past one year. She had done at least two stints in Kabul. Following her abduction her family in Kolkata said that she had never complained about any security threat.
Her family had reached out to the external affairs minister and the Prime Minister as well.
Sushma Swaraj had assured the family that she was coordinating with the officials in Kabul to ensure her safety and early release.
After being abducted, Indian officials had said that it was a very delicate matter. It was suggested that the abduction was carried out by a gang or a crime cartel. No details of any demand or ransom were made public.