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Helpline helps reunite woman in Muscat with family

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A call made on the " helpline" by the husband of a woman being ill-treated in helped her reunite with her family, Maharashtra State Commission for Women said today.

Commission said Ambernath resident had gone to through an agent, on being promised a job there but she later stopped contacting her family.

"Her husband called up the helpline and shared his ordeal. He was called to the Commission's office where he said that his wife was promised a job in and due to financial problems in the family, she went there on January 27 this year," a statement issued by the Commission said.

From Dubai, she was sent to in where she was being ill-treated, it said.

"Her passport and other documents were taken away so that she could not return. Based on the complaint received by her husband, Rahatkar spoke to Sushma Swaraj, who promptly asked the Indian Embassy in to assist the woman," the statement said.

The embassy arranged for her return and she came back to on May 1, the statement said.

"After returning, was undergoing medical treatment here and she met Rahatkar today. She has requested Rahatkar to save other women like her who are being treated like servants in foreign countries," the statement said.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 21:10 IST