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Dubai: An Indian woman escaped from the clutches of her captors who had planned to push her into prostitution after being brought here to work as a housemaid.

The 31-year-old woman, who came from Kerala to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, is now in a shelter run by the Indian Community Welfare Committee. She escaped on Tuesday while being taken by her captors to a flat in Dubai, the Gulf News said on Wednesday.

B.S. Mubarak, Labour Consul at the Indian Consulate, said the woman would be given refuge at the shelter run by the Indian Community Welfare Committee.

"We have taken down all the details from her and forward it to the authorities concerned here," said the consul.

Chased by her captors, the woman took refuge in a furniture shop. She was later handed over to the Consulate.

PTI

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