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She turned 38 on 10 October. The same day, her tale of torture became a viral sensation.

But this is not the script Rina Rani, a mother of two from Tanda in Hoshiarpur district, had written for herself when she left Punjab on 24 October last year for Dubai with the promise of a good salary as a housemaid. ‘Good’, in this case, would mean Rs 25,000 a month. It would prove a price too high.

Like many others, she was taken from Dubai to Saudi Arabia. And, like many others, she was made to work in the house of a local family for half the salary promised.

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