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New Delhi: Gurpreet, an Indian woman and her eight-year-old daughter, who were allegedly kept in a refugee camp by her in-laws in Germany, have been rescued and are scheduled to arrive in India on Thursday morning.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday:


The swift action by the external affairs ministry came after a video was posted by Gurpreet, hailing from Faridabad in Haryana, on Tuesday in which she claimed that she was hoodwinked into going to Germany by her husband’s family where she and her daughter were kept in a refugee camp.

“I request the Indian government to take me to India… I will give the full details of what happened to me once I reach India,” she said in Hindi in the video.

Following this, Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday that the authorities were in touch with Gurpreet’s father and that the external affairs ministry has got the full report from the Indian embassy in Germany.

On Wednesday, Sushma Swaraj also lauded the efforts put in by India’s ambassador in Germany Gurjit Singh and consul general in Frankfurt Raveesh Kumar. She tweeted:

(IANS)(Photo: Twitter)


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