DT: Indonesian and Sri Lankan embassy officials are investigating allegations that a recruitment agency is abusing their nationals.
DT had reported yesterday that an Indian housemaid had told social worker Mehru Vesuwala about the abuse.
The Indian housemaid said that an employee of the agency regularly beat and verbally abused Indonesian and Sri Lankans there.
These women were brought to Bahrain and employed in different houses here. In the interim period, they were accommodated in a small room in the agency, the social worker was told.
But Indians were not touched or abused.
Ms Mehru said, “That is probably because the Indian Embassy has been taking legal action against those who abuse their countrymen.”
DT had informed the Indonesian Embassy and also told Sri Lankan Honorary General Consul PB Higgoda about the reports. They said they would address the issue.
Ms Mehru told DT, that an official from the Indonesian Embassy had contacted her to find out more about the agency.
“He told me they had already received a complaint from one of their nationals. A case had also been filed against them,” she added.
DT had yesterday reported about how the agency had reportedly used a third party to recruit two Indian women. One of the women, a professional beautician, alleged she was promised a salary of BD150. Instead, she was sent to work as a housemaid. The lady refused to work and had recently approached the Indian Embassy for help.
The mission contacted the agency and recovered her passport. She left a few days ago.