Anita Shakya, a resident of Kathmandu, has died in Kuwait in an attempt to escape confinement. She had been held captive by a manpower agent in a building at Hawally, Kuwait City. She jumped off the window of the building where she was held captive while trying to escape.
“Police have described Anita’s death as suicide,” Nepali Ambassador to Kuwait Yagya Bahadur Hamal said. “The Embassy of Nepal here has is working to send the body to Nepal.”
It is learnt that Anita had reached Kuwait via India on October 16 by human traffickers.
Though Nepal government has imposed a ban on women from going to Gulf countries to work, human traffickers have been using various channels to smuggle them into these nations.
The embassy has not been able to take initiatives for action against the manpower company because the Kuwaiti law allows domestic workers in its country irrespective of the ban Nepal and some other countries have imposed on their citizens from working in the Arab state.