Visakhapatnam

Four youth ‘held captive’ by employers in Malaysia

Parents seek help from political leaders

The parents of the four youth from Butchayyapeta mandal who had gone to Malaysia for job and is believed to be held captive in an apartment at Jalan Medan Batu Caves, Selangnor, by their employers, have approached the local political leaders on Thursday seeking help.

They met former MLA Karanam Dharmasri and YSRCP leader Gudivada Amarnath, urging them to intervene and talk to the Malyasian Embassy to get the youth released. The youth have been identified as M. Venku Naidu, Mahesh, Girish and Srinivasulu.

As per the parents, the youth had approached an overseas job provider named Karri Srinivasa Rao last year. The job provider allegedly collected around ₹60,000 from each of them, promising a job with a monthly salary of ₹ 40,000. Srinivasa Rao then had asked them to come to Malaysia on tourist visas.

After reaching Malaysia in August last year, they worked for about a month and later their passports were reportedly forcibly taken by their employer.

‘One meal per day’

“The youth have been confined to a room and are being ill-treated. They are given one meal a day,” the parents alleged.

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