Every year thousands of Indian people are lured by jobs in foreign countries like USA, Canada, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, and a few others. The majority of these job seekers end up been trapped after been fooled by fraud and fake agencies while a very few of them actually succeed. In a similar incident, 32 Indians has been held captive in Malaysia after been lured with jobs.
A Kolkata-based NGO sought assistance from the Ministry of External affairs to rescue the 32 people, most of them from West Bengal, that have been allegedly held captive in Malaysia by the two organizations that hired them. The National Anti-Trafficking committee has also written to the Prime Minister’s office and the West Bengal Chief Minister’s office to rescue these 32 people whose plight came to light after a Whatsapp video went viral.
The video contained two people who described their plight by telling that they were been locked inside a room along with 23 other people in Malaysia by the casino staff while seven others were held captive in another room. The two people who conveyed their message through a Whatsapp video claimed that their passports and visas were snatched and they were taken to Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
The group of 32 people included two children who were from the North and South 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Birbhum. The Indian officials informed the NGO that the Malaysia police have started a probe into this matter and were able to locate the whereabouts of the group of people in Kuching. The 32 people were initially lured by a man named Kabir Hussain who promised them that they will get a job in Malaysia with a hefty package.
These guys were asked to pay around Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 90,000 before they were taken to Malaysia under the tourist visa. Later some of them were sold to Casinos, while the others were sent to a construction company in Malaysia. The two boys who made the Whatsapp video also claimed that the Casino staff threatened the group of people saying that only their bodies would reach their home. They were also denied food and medical assistance during their captivity.
Lured with Jobs, 32 Indians Held Captive in Malaysia
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