More than 300 people from different Indian states are reportedly stranded in Myanmar and forced to commit cybercrime have sent SOS to their rescue. A group of 16 managed to escape to Thailand and are in custody. He has released a video in which he talks about the difficulties he faced while being stranded in Myanmar.
A group of people say they approached an agency for job opportunities. But instead of giving them a job in the IT sector in Thailand as promised, the agency took them to another place and got them illegally taken across a river in Myanmar. All this happened without his knowledge, he said.
Speaking to CNN-News18, one of them said, “We didn’t get to know about it for 10 days as there was no internet connection. When we came to know about the truth, we called the embassy.
Describing his working conditions, he said he was told he would work as a customer care or data entry worker, but was forced to sell bitcoins to customers and punished for not achieving their daily goals. which involved beatings and electric shocks.
“If we failed to deliver, we were also denied food,” said the stranded Indian national.
Those who managed to escape from Myanmar said that their condition is similar in Thailand.
“When we realized that we were illegal workers, we contacted the Indian Embassy which managed to bring us back to Thailand. But here again we are interrogated and put behind bars. We are not even given food here. We don’t know what will happen to us,” one of the stranded Indians told CNN-News18.
Taking cognizance of the incident, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the issue with the authorities in Myanmar for the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians.
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