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Indian Woman Abducted in Kabul, Allegedly by Afghan Crime Cartel

Judith D’Souza, a Kolkata girl, working in Kabul for the Aga Khan Foundation is believed to have been abducted.

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Judith D’Souza, 40, was abducted from Taimani area of Kabula and Afghan authorities are trying to secure her release. The woman from Kolkata was working for Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan.

Judith’s parents are demanding that the central government and West Bengal Chief Minister bring her back to India safely. The Indian embassy is in touch with Afghan authorities to ensure her safe release.

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, said that the government will spare no efforts to rescue her. The government is in contact with the woman’s family in Kolkata.

According to an Indian Express report, she is believed to be held by one of the numerous organised crime cartels, known for abducting people for ransom. Two people have already been questioned in the case.

Video Editor: Sashant Kumar

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