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November 06, 2015 10:48 IST

The Tamil Nadu woman,


whose hand was chopped
off allegedly by her
employer, returns from
Saudi Arabia with her
meagre salary. A Ganesh
Nadar/Rediff.com
reports.

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'Madam, zamaana
disco wala hai'

asthuri Munrathinam, the


maid whose hand was
allegedly cut off as she tried
to flee her employer's home
in Saudi Arabia, will return

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She has not been paid any
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embassy officials have given


her about Rs 31,500, which is
equivalent to two months
pay.
Munrathinam, 52, earlier told Rediff.com that she tried to escape from her employer's

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two-storey home by tying a saree to a balcony railing when her hand was cut off by someone.
The Saudi police claimed she lost her hand when she fell on a generator below the house. They
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of how she lost her hand.


Munrathinam has spent more than a month in a Riyadh hospital, and the hospital said she is
fit to be discharged.
Last week Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to the central government asking it
to help Munrathinam, a resident of Vellore district. Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to help

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Munrathinam get justice and compensation and also to bring her home safely.

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ast week Indian embassy officials met Munrathinam and gave her 1,800 riyals (about Rs

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31,500) which is the salary promised to her for two months work. She had to sign a receipt to
say that she had received the salary due to her. A hospital worker deposited the amount in
Munrathinam's bank account, which she can access once she returns.
Embassy officials have booked Munrathinam on a Saudi Airlines flight which will land in
Chennai on November 7 at 10.30 am.

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She will travel business class, but alone. A hospital source said embassy officials had assured
them that their staff would be at the airport to escort her to her seat and also take care of her
luggage.
They have also promised that she will be helped off the flight in Chennai and her luggage
would be collected for her. An ambulance has been arranged to take her from Chennai airport
to her home in Vellore district, a distance of about 140 km.
hen Rediff.com contacted Munrathinam at the hospital in Riyadh, she broke down.
"I came here to earn money for my family and have not been able to do that. I have come here

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and lost my right hand. How will I ever work again anywhere?"
"All I have to show for my work is 1,800 riyals," she said, "What will I do with that? When I
asked for compensation the embassy officials told me they would know about it only after my
case was decided by the courts here. They did not give me a time frame."
A Ganesh Nadar / Rediff.com

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Where are the tolerants


by MNN (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 12:12 PM | Hide replies
Where are the so called tolerant people of the society. The money ( if they have returned) could have some what
helped this lady.
Why are they not shouting intolerance & not agitating in front of the Saudi embassy . All are sitting with their tails
between their legs.
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Re: Where are the tolerants
by Sunil Vaidya (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 03:27 PM
so why did the lady go to the intolerant country? she should have stayed in india...
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Re: Re: Where are the tolerants
by devedas bhaskar (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 09:05 PM
to eke out a living....u didnt know that?!!how was she to know that barbarians there would do
this to her? cant u empathise with a poor fellow indian?
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SRK SHUD GO TO PAK SAUDI


by asha s g (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 12:00 PM | Hide replies
AND LECTURE THEM ON INTOLERANCE.
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Re: SRK SHUD GO TO PAK SAUDI
by Sunil Vaidya (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 03:28 PM
why should he? saudi is not his country...india is...
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Re: Re: SRK SHUD GO TO PAK SAUDI
by Sunil Vaidya (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 03:31 PM
one lectures one's own countrymen if he feels they are doing something wrong not people of
other countries....
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Re: Re: Re: SRK SHUD GO TO PAK SAUDI
by devedas bhaskar (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 09:02 PM
the effected person is an indian, SRK can very well comment on this incident....but he wont and
we all know why..!!
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by devedas bhaskar (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 09:02 PM
the effected person is an indian, SRK can very well comment on this incident....but he
wont and we all know why..!!
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Re: SRK SHUD GO TO PAK SAUDI
by BhadMeinJaao Nahi (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 08:59 PM
Raising voice here SRK is actually around us to become like Saudi
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sare jehan se accha hindusan hamara


by khanita natamkar (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 11:46 AM
why why flying abroad for earn. keep here every one a lot is available in our country . expect corruption form
politicians. work here and became lot and bring our country first please. kindly justify the UNI .
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INTOLERANCE
by sivaraman (View MyPage) on Nov 06, 2015 11:38 AM
MY DOUBT IS IS THERE ANY KIND OF INTOLERANCE IS THERE IN THIS CASE EVERYBODY IS BLAMING

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