'Trapped' Malaysian woman returning home

KLANG - The Malaysian woman trapped in an abusive environment in a village in India is set to return home tomorrow.

Sub-Inspector Satesh Kumar of the Uchipulli police station in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, said the woman who identified herself as Devasuria Subramaniam from Kuala Lumpur will return with her four-year-old son.

"She came to our station on Saturday and we sent her to the police headquarters in Rameswaram where the matter was settled. Her flight tickets have been booked," he said when contacted.

Devasuria's plight was exposed when a video of her desperately crying for help went viral on social media.

She also said her husband's family planned to send her home without her Malaysian son.

A second video was also uploaded following the first one in which the woman apologised and asked for the first video not to be made viral.

Sub-Inspector Satesh said Devasuria had gone to her in-laws' home pending her return to Malaysia.

On Saturday, The Star reported that a constable from the same police station who had spoken to Devasuria said the latter preferred to go to a home for women than return to her matrimonial home.

Const C. Kalaiarasi said Devasuria looked distraught when she said that.

A police report was lodged at the Klang South police station on Saturday by the Minority Rights Action Party (Mira).

Its secretary-general Kannan Ramasamy appealed to the Malaysian High Commission in India and the Immigration Department to help send the woman back to Malaysia.


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