Kin of TN maid in Saudi dismiss mental disturbance claim

Vellore/Chennai (PTI): The family of an Indian woman domestic help, whose hand was allegedly chopped off by her employer in Saudi Arabia, has dismissed as “lies and conspiracy” the claim of police in the Kingdom that she was suffering from “mental disturbances”.

Kasturi Munirathinam, image courtesy:twitter

“Such claims are plain lies and conspiracy,” M Mohan, son of 55-year-old Kasturi Munirathinam told PTI from Vellore, her native place, reacting to the claim of the Saudi employer.

The family has alleged that the woman’s right hand was chopped off by her Saudi employer when she tried to escape “harassment and torture” and sought the intervention of Tamil Nadu and Central governments to bring her back home.

However, Saudi Police has said she was suffering from “mental disturbances” and tried to flee her sponsor’s house. They had claimed that her hand was amputated as a result of her fall from a residential building during her bid to escape.

Questioning the claims, Mohan said: “She was absolutely fine, she was certified by competent medical authorities that she is fit both mentally and physically (a mandatory requirement for overseas jobs).

“I want the experts to say if somebody could lose their arm if they fall down,” he said.
Mohan claimed that his mother, who went to Saudi Arabia three months ago, had prior to the incident, expressed apprehensions that something could happen to her.

“She said something could happen to her.. she narrated torture by her employer… I spoke with my mother over phone even recently and I know for sure that their claim (of mental disturbance) is false,” he said.

Kasturi’s sister S Vijayakumari, who resides in Chennai, asked, “If what they claim is true, why did not the employer notify the authorities about her mental disturbance and send her back?”

“For about three months she worked there, during that period there was no such claim. The truth is my sister endured torture, harassment and she was not even provided food, then when she tried to escape torture her right hand was chopped off by her employer,” she charged.

“The whole world knows that for overseas employment it is mandatory to be medically fit (both mental and physical) without which no employer would arrange a visa.”

“In their effort to end the case in Saudi employer’s favour, they have spun stories like that of mental disturbances,” she said.

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Mohan and Vijayakumari urged the Central and State governments to bring back Kasturi to Tamil Nadu as soon as possible.

Both of them requested the government to get adequate compensation from Saudi authorities.

They also appealed to the Central and state governments to extend all support for her further treatment.

According to them, the alleged attack by Kasturi’s employer occurred on the intervening night of September 29-30.

India has lodged a strong protest with Saudi Arabia over the incident and demanded a probe. PTI VGN VS BN DV 10181121

13 Comments

  1. http://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/world/ali-mohammed-al-nimr-family-say-saudi-juvenile-offender-could-be-beheaded-imminently-after-he-is-moved-by-jail/ar-AAfz32N?li=AAaWeYc&ocid=iehp

    SAUDI ARABIA – A HEAVEN ON EARTH FOR SHAKEN SHAKE TURKY… PLEASE READ THIS ALSO.
    ARE THEY HUMANS?

    “Family say Saudi juvenile offender could be beheaded imminently after he is moved by jail!!”

    Mr al-Nimr was sentenced to death for his involvement in anti-government protests when he was 16 or 17 years old. The young man’s case has been the subject of fervent campaigning from rights groups including Amnesty International and Reprieve, who say he was tortured and forced to sign a false confession before being sentenced to “death by crucifixion”. They have continued to argue that to behead and crucify someone arrested as a juvenile is “indefensible”.
    Mr al-Nimr’s mother, Nusra al-Ahmed, has claimed she has seen the evidence of the torture, with scars on his forehand and broken and missing teeth.
    His family believe the sentence could be linked to the fact they are part of the Shia minority. He had joined a protest appealing for equal rights for Shias in Saudi Arabia, during a wave of demonstrations three years ago. Mr al-Nimr’s family have claimed that he is being referred to as “that Shia boy” and not as a Saudi citizen, potentially highlighting a sectarian element to this case.

  2. She is lucky that those guys chopped off her hands. Usually they start with head first!!! What a depressing, backward society filled with ignorance, tribal instincts and fantasies!! With the help of oil money, this tribal ignorance is spreading in all directions!! Only a fool of ‘anganawaadi’ level would think that this is an isolated case!! Read ‘aadu jeevitham’ – a malayaalam novel based on true story. (No – I am not referring to my friend Praveena here!! LOL)

      • Mr. B.N. Pai, the Armchair Advocate

        I do not say that R.S.S. is better, but if you say that the Arabs are a thousand times better than R.S.S., then something is wrong with you or you are naive or you are opinionated. It appears you are not able to differentiate between chalk and cheese. If you say that R.S.S. is a thousand times worse than Arab organisations, you just do not know their activities and crimes, viz. Al Fatah, P.L.O., Al Fedayeen, I.S.I.S., Muslim Brotherhood and others. Touch wood, till today, R.S.S., when compared with these organizations, appear to be sages, though liberal Hindus and those with quality education have nothing to do with them.

        The one Arab country which has no democracy, no free press, no human rights and their nationals are involved in terrorism Before being liquidated, the greatest terrorist was their national. How about spending time in that country and writing for EYT? Their censors will keep a watch on you and you will be hauled by ther authorities and what not, unless and until you are writing something which they perceive as harmless and trivial. Even today, all letters and documents going out and coming in, including photos, are being checked. A Pakistani activist, Zahid Hamid I believe, was always critical of the U.S., India and Saudi Arabia and would always say that Pakistan should follow the vision and teachings of Mohd. Ali Jinnah (a non-practising Muslim, because he did not pray or attend the mosque) and Allama Iqbal (who initially composed that song, “Sarey jahan sey Hindustan hai achha hamara and then changed it to Pakistan) for it to get out of the mess, was immediate arrested when he landed with his family to perform Umra. Zahid Hamid wanted Sharia laws in Pakistan and under the same laws he was tried and sentenced to seven or eight years in jail and countless lashes. This happened in July, but after Pakistan repeatedly begged and pleaded, he has been released.

        If you feel that Arabs are better, join the Palestinians in their ongoing clashes with the Israelis or be a legal adviser to their leadership. If you have the harakiri tendencies, kindly join the I.S.I.S. and show your bravery. Everyone will be applauding your heroics and one of your ardent admirers will have tear in his eyes. Just think about it.

        • Nelson Lewis DISCRIBES ME AS “Mr. B.N. Pai, the Armchair Advocate”.
          THANK GOD, SIR, I AM NOT CONFINED TO THE COMMODE AS YOU ARE !

          SIR, YOU HAVE PICKED AND CHOSEN SOME TIT BITS WITH PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. UNDESERVING PRIDE ABOUT YOUR SELF AND UNJUSTIFIED PREJUDICE AGAINST TRUTH AND HUMAN VALUES.

          INSTEAD OF REBUTTING YOUR BASELESS ILLOGICAL ALLEGATIONS, I WOULD ASK EVERY RIGHT MINDED PERSON ABOUT THE DANGER UNFURLED BY MODI’S RSS SO SOON. THE ISLAMIC EXTREMISM TOOK CENTURIES TO BECOME RUTHLESS, BUT RSS EXTREMISM IS HURTLING WITH SPEED EXCEEDING THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT, LIKE THE MATTER SINKING IN THE BLACK HOLE, TO CAUSE THE BIG BANG.

          NEITHER ME, NOR YOU OR EVEN MOTHER INDIA WOULD SURVIVE THAT CATASTROPHIC DESTRUCTION!!!

          DO NOT WAIT AND WATCH LIKE A LAMB IN THE QUE TO BE BUTCHERED, AND ACT NOW, FOR THERE IS NO TOMORROW FOR YOU.

        • If you have the harakiri tendencies, kindly join the I.S.I.S. and show your bravery. – Mr. Nelson

          Oh well…. while I do get what you are trying to say, I’m of the opinion that the word “hara-kiri” is grossly inappropriate in whatever you are trying to ATTEMPT to say to Mr. BN Pai! This is why:

          Defn of Hara-kiri: ritual suicide by disembowelment practiced by the Japanese samurai or formerly decreed by a court in lieu of the death penalty. (www.merriam-webster.com)

          And then again, we all know why the Daesh is hell-bent on distributing their body parts all over…. along with that of innocents around!

          Two very different things, your Lordship Nellu. 🙂

    • Original R. Pai,

      I opened the web address that you have provided showing a mentally sick and fanatical Muslim from East London (where there is a heavy concentration of Muslims who arrived in U.K. and/or their children, who were born there) being interviewed by a British female journalist and taking her around on his moral policing rounds. Does that nut think, he is a Muttawa in Saudi Arabia? She interviewed this man and, at other time, another of his fanatical associate and I am led to believe that these people are not religious, but a bunch of thoroughly brain-washed fanatics, who just cannot be redeemed. They are simply beyond repair.

      From my observations of him and his associates, i.e. their looks, views, persona and behaviour, I feel that they are desi pardesi, i.e. British of Pakistani origin and they have made the U.K. their homes and it is their mission to introduce Islam and the Sharia not only in the U.K. and the Europe. This is preposterous. Why could they not remain in Pakistan and do whatever they wanted there and add to the already existing confusion and chaos? I saw him approaching two white men enjoying their beer on a grassy patch and advising them to not drink there and go away. What does this crackpot think of himself?

      Due to turmoil in Pakistan and other places they have come from, they go to West to save their skins and instead of grabbing the God-given opportunity to transform themselves by seeing the world, absorbing the good things it has to offer, i.e. good jobs, education, grooming and dressing in a presentable way on an international stage, they behave in a fanatical manner. This is preposterous and amazing stuff indeed.

      With the U.S.A., it has been the case of “once bitten, twice shy,” after 11th September 2001. Prior to that any Arabian Gulf national arriving at international airports in the U.S.A. was just waved in, because they were coming with plenty of cash to splurge around in the States. Today, they are very wary. They have detained Sharukh Khan, so what about lesser mortals? A member of the Royal Family (and his family) were found to be carrying expensive perfumes in their hand baggage while departing from U.S.. These bottles were confiscated and dumped away, inspite of the Shaikh protesting that they cannot do this, because he is closely related to the Ruling Family. In anger, he said that he will not visit the U.S.A. ever again.

      I have observed in advanced economies and truly democratic countries, religions are not given importance at governmental or political levels, but ample freedom is given to practice it in people’s homes and places of worship. Further, there should be no place for Catholic priests (virtually all of whom are educated or well educated), Protestant Pastors, Bhatjis, Mullas and priests from other denominations in politics, because they are not trained for that and they have, being priests, a different mindset. Mohd. Ali Jinnah used to say, “In politics, there should be no place for Mullas and Pandits.”

      Original R. Pai, thank you for sharing this web address, which I found to be both fascinating and hilarious. These crackpots go about posing as religious but, in fact, are a bunch of fanatics.

  3. Usually they start with head first!!! What a depressing, backward society filled with ignorance, tribal instincts and fantasies!! -Mr.Original Atheist Pai

    Sir, These fanatics may be inspired by the Babu Bajrangi action and pradhan sevaks silence.

    Where is our Ministry of Foreign affairs Bellary Amma?Is she busy arranging passport for self exiled corrupts or arranging tourism plans for Modi?

    Moid’s government should learn from Philippines,Sri Lanka,Indonesia protecting the overseas employee rights. But Modi’s India is only treating them as ATM for foreign exchange.

    I

    Jai Hind

    • Are you saying that those actions of ISIS rats are inspired by Babu Baharangi and PM ? Your answer is very important to diagnose your ‘condition’.

  4. “THE ARABS ARE THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN THE RSS …” – screams Pincode Pai from his secret location

    Bin Laden and most of ISIS are also Arabs. Pincode Pai has openly admitted that he prefers these guys thousand times more than RSS. I don’t know what he is doing in India. He should move to go to Syria and have a life ‘thousand times’ better than in India. I wish him all the best!!

    • Original R.Pai – “I don’t know what he is doing in India. He should move to go to Syria and have a life ‘thousand times’ better than in India. I wish him all the best!!” – PAIMAAM BLURTS.

      I said, “THE ARABS ARE THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN THE RSS”
      I did not say, “THE ARABS ARE THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN INDIANS”

      ONLY DUPLICATE PAI OF RSS CAN INTERPRET, TWIST AND CLAIM THAT WHAT I SAID ABOUT RSS IS MY WORDS ABOUT INDIA! HE HAS NO BASIC COMMON SENSE THAT INDIA IS DIFFERENT AND RSS IS DIFFERENT.

      DUPLICATE PAI OF RSS IS THE Devakanta Barua OF EMERGENCY DAYS! IS INDIA UNDER MODI’S EMERGENCY NOW FOR RSS PAI TO SAY SO?

      MR. DUPLICATE, IS INDIA RSS AND RSS IS INDIA ?

  5. “IS INDIA RSS AND RSS IS INDIA ?” writes Pincode Pai using his slow internet connection.

    After openly declaring a group (notoriously known for Bin Laden, ISIS and may terrorist groups) to be thousand times better than RSS, our friend Pincode Pai slowly tries to untangle himself from the mess he created for himself!! LOL In his latest response, he tries to explain what he didn’t mean to say!! LOL LOL Remember, this is the same guy who called right-wing christian groups in US as ‘the worst thing under the sun’. He also thinks that US is a banaana republic!! No wonder he has finally started admitting his true feelings on this forum by declaring RSS to be thousand times worse than Laden/ISIS and others!! All the solitary confinement with no sunlight is finally showing its result!! The only pending question now is – how long is Pincode Pai’s beard ?

    • Original R.Pai – “The only pending question now is – ?”

      Having blurted out things which I did not say he questions ” how long is Pincode Pai’s beard”.

      Original RSS Modi ….., you can not compete with me. your attempt is just like the Kannada saying, “ಅಣ್ಣ ಮೀಸೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ತಿರುಗುವಾಗ — — — ತಿರುಗಿದಂತೆ”.

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