Friday, October 9

Kasthuri Munirathinam : Muslim man chopped off hand off an Indian domestic worker in Saudi Arabia

India's foreign ministry has demanded Saudi Arabia punish one of its citizens for chopping the hand off an Indian domestic worker. 
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In a statement published on its website on Friday, the ministry said it wanted "severe punishment" for the perpetrator of the attack on Kasthuri Munirathinam.
"As the Honorable External Affairs Minister has stated today, this brutal incident is deeply disturbing. Our Mission officials have visited Mrs. Kasthuri in the hospital. Her situation is currently stable," the statement read.
India's Minister of External Affairs Shushma Swaraj called the attack unacceptable and said she was "disturbed over the brutal manner" Munirathinam had been treated.
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A spokesman for the Indian foreign ministry confirmed that Indian diplomats in Riyadh had lodged a formal complaint at the Saudi foreign ministry.

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