Vellore/Chennai : 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”. “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.