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Tortured Hosna on her way home from KSA

  • Published at 10:12 pm November 27th, 2019
Hosna Akhter
Screenshot of the video Collected

She is expected to arrive at the Dhaka airport on an Air Arabia flight

Hosna Akter, the Bangladeshi migrant house help in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) whose plea video alleging torture by her employers, is set to return to Dhaka on Wednesday night.

She is expected to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on an Air Arabia flight between 11pm and 11:30pm, said her husband Shafiullah, to the Dhaka Tribune.

In her video, 24-year-old Hosna from Ajmiriganj in the Habiganj district, said:"I am MST Hosna Akhter. My agent sent me to Saudi Arabia with lucrative job offers. I work in the Nazraan area. However, things are not well down here. They are abusive. It has been over 10-12 days, I could not take it anymore. As I shared my disappointment, they became even more oppressive and violent."

"I made contact with people from the agency, but they were not nice to me. It is unbearable. Please save me by any means. They do not want to send me back home. They are doing horrible things with me. I am going through excruciating pain days and nights."

Hosna send a video post to her husband Shafiullah - revealing her suffering and tormenting experience.

Hosna's husband then approached agency officials concerned but met with strange demands. They spoke badly about Hosna's character and demanded Tk1 lakh.

Anxious Shafiullah, in a desperate bid to save his wife, managed to post the video clip in the social networking site, Facebook with the assistance of his cousin. 

According to family sources, only three-months into her marriage, Hosna decided to work in Saudi Arabia. Some 20 days ago, she took up a housemaid's job with the help of a broker-agent Shahin and travelled to Saudi Arabia. Hosna was told that she would have to work at a house and will be compensated with a monthly salary of Tk22,000.

But things turned worse when she arrived in Saudi. Exhausting workload and physical abuse by the homeowner have made Hosna sick. 

Shafiullah said: “Within one week after going to Saudi Arabia, Hosna called me and informed of the domestic abuse on her. I immediately asked her to come back.

“But the agency through which she went, is not allowing her to come back. They also insulted her using obscene language after she called them over the phone.”

“After Hosna went to the agency office in Saudi Arabia, people over there beat her up,” Shafiullah added.

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