Kolkata: City-based Judith D’Souza, an Indian aid worker who was abducted in Kabul last month by suspected militants, returned home on Sunday after being rescued from her captors.
Accompanied by her brother Jerome and senior government officials, Judith arrived at the NSC Bose International Airport at 6.50 PM by an Air India flight amid tight security. Even as media persons were waiting for hours at the airport to have a word with Judith and her family members, she was whisked away through another gate on way to her residence in Entally area of central Kolkata.
Judith reunited with her family a one-and-a-half months after she was abducted in Kabul, putting an end to the agonising wait for her family members. Judith had called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj soon after her arrival in Delhi from Kabul last evening.
The 40-year-old woman, who works for Aga Khan Foundation as a senior technical adviser, was abducted from outside her office in the heart of Kabul on June 9. It was not immediately known who were Judith’s captors and how she was rescued. She was abducted along with two other persons. Judith’s family had last month written to the Prime Minister and Swaraj seeking their intervention for her release.