100 Indians stranded in Malaysia

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Almost 100 Indians, mostly from north Telangana districts, have been stranded in Malaysia for the last two days after they were duped by agents.

The gullible youth, most of them belonging to Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Warangal districts went to Malaysia in the hope of employment there, only to discover that they had been cheated.

“I was promised a job in a hotel in Malaysia. The travel agent sent me there, but the experience was a nightmare,” said Sahadev Goud of Gummirial village in Morthad mandal, who returned to his native village from Malaysia on Sunday.

“We landed in Malaysia on a visit visa, but the authorities of Malaysia declared us illegal immigrants and asked us to leave the country,” he said. Others stranded in Malaysia were neither able to stay nor return to India, he explained.

The gullible youth of Telangana are soft targets for conmen posing as employment agents. They have been collecting Rs 80,000 from each person, assuring employment in Malaysia.

Lured by the promises of employment opportunities in hotels and restaurants there, the youth have been paying the demanded amount in the last few months and going to Malaysia.