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.