A 21-year-old woman Jasoda Behera, a resident of Gaudabada Sahi in Puri town of Odisha, has been rescued from Tirupur as her employer was not allowing her to return to Odisha in the middle of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Puri District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has come forward to rescue her.
As per a report of The Times of India, Jasoda was working as a tailor in a factory for the past few months. With the rise in Covid cases, she wanted to return home. However, her employer allegedly did not grant her leave, causing her mental harassment.
Her father requested the Puri district collector Samarth Verma and labour officials to rescue his daughter. The district administration requested the Puri DLSA to intervene.
Puri DLSA’s Secretary Amaresh Mohapatra, said, “We immediately contacted Tirupur DLSA’s Secretary Mekala Mythili. Due to the coordination between the DLSAs of Puri and Tirupur, Jasoda could be rescued from the textile unit. We have requested the Tirupur DLSA to initiate necessary legal action.”
The rescued women said that she was wrongfully confined by her employer. She did not make any other accusations.