Jalandhar Woman Sold as a Slave in Saudi Arabia Returns

Sukhwant Kaur arrived to an emotional reunion with her husband, Kulwant Singh, and daughter, Ranjeet Kaur, at the Amritsar airport on Wednesday, five months after she left for Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa only to be sold as a slave by a dubious travel agent.

Hindustan Times was the first to highlight Sukhwant’s plight. Her husband, Kulwant Singh, appealed to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for help on Twitter.

Swaraj tweeted the assurance that Sukhwant will return home on Wednesday.

Sukhwant arrived at Mumbai from Sharjah at 4.15am before she took a flight to Amritsar.

“We are happy now that she is finally back,” said Kulwant. “She had gone for three months. For two months, things appeared normal. After that we learnt that the agent had sold her as a slave. Her captors were demanding money for her release. The agent also went missing. We appeal to the Punjab government to act against such fraudulent travel agents,” he said.

A relieved but tired Sukhwant was received by Jalandhar Central BJP MLA Manoranjan Kalia, former local bodies minister Anil Joshi and Amritsar mayor Bakshi Ram Arora.
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