Indian husband and wife exploited by pretending to dream of teaching in America, punished in America - Newztezz Online

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Indian husband and wife exploited by pretending to dream of teaching in America, punished in America

After a two-week trial, a federal jury in Virginia found Harmanpreet and Kulbir guilty of forced labor, exploitation and assault by their cousins. Both will be sentenced on May 8. Harmanpreet and Kulbir had taken the victim to America in 2018 on the pretext of teaching him.

He was taken out of the country with the promise of education and a better future, but the innocent boy could never have imagined what happened to him in the foreign country. He was made to work as a labourer, kept hungry, beaten, everything happened which he had not even imagined. The Indian American couple has been convicted by the court for this work.

Actually, 30-year-old Harmanpreet Singh and 43-year-old Kulbir Kaur live in Virginia, America. His cousin from India, who was a minor at that time, brought him to America in 2018 with the promise that they would educate him and build his future, but as soon as he came to America, he was made to do household chores and a limit was set on his food intake and he was not given food when he felt hungry. Was. He was kept in a store for several days. He started being monitored through cameras.

The couple assaulted the victim and snatched his visa

Not only this, Harmanpreet and Kulbir also kept the documents of the victim with themselves. When she talked about going back, the couple beat her up and even threatened her. His visa was also taken away. When the victim asked for a visa, he was beaten badly. He did not get even a day off from work. Due to which the victim became very upset.

Court held the couple guilty, sentence will be pronounced in May

After this this matter reached the court. After a two-week trial, a federal jury in Virginia convicted Harmanpreet and Kulbir of forced labor, exploitation and battery. Both will be sentenced on May 8.

According to the lawyer, the culprits face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to US$250,000 and mandatory compensation for forced labor charges. Attorney General Kristen Clarke said the Singhs exploited the victim's trust and desire to go to school, and then subjected her to physical and mental abuse, all so they could hire her to work for them.

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