Earlier this week, Beebi Lumada was returning home from Muscat when she lost her passport. In Chennai, Indian officials deported her back to Muscat. There, her visa had expired so she was not allowed to leave the airport. After five days there she died, reportedly of a stress induced heart attack. This horrible case of paperwork gone wrong is being investigated by the External Affairs Ministry. Middle East housemaid suffer all types of neglect and difficult conditions, but the callousness that allowed this woman to die in transit has appalled Indians and people worldwide.
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