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Woman sold, tortured in Saudi set to return to India: Sushma Swaraj

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Union minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that Sukhwant Kaur, 55, a resident of Ajtani village of Nurmahal in Jalandhar, who was allegedly sold and tortured in Saudi Arabia is returning back to India on Wednesday.

Kulwant Singh, 60, was relieved after he received a phone call from the external affairs ministry on Tuesday morning, informing him about the return of his wife.

Sukhwant Kaur's husband Kulwant had said that in January, Sukhwant left for Saudi Arabia on a three-month visa procured by a Delhi-based agent. "On May 7, my wife called me up from a hospital in Hail City of Saudi Arabia. She said the travel agent had sold her to a local resident and she was forced to work as a slave in his house and was being badly treated and even tortured," he said.

The matter came to the notice of the Indian government only after her husband Kulwant made an appeal to external affairs external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter.

Reacting to a HT in a tweet, Swaraj said Kaur would be returning on a Sharjah-Mumbai Air Arabia flight and is expected to reach at 4.15 am on Wednesday.

Also, the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has assured all possible help to the family after Kulwant made an appeal to external affairs minister.

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