A 27-year-old man from NR Pura in Chikkamagaluru district, held captive in Cambodia where he was working, has been rescued and is on the way back home. Efforts are on to rescue a father of two from Kolar who is also said to be held in captive in that country, said Arathi Krishna, deputy chairman of NRI Forum, government of Karnataka.
It was in August 2023 that Ashok, son of a labourer couple in NR Pura, moved to Cambodia after he was promised a data entry job at a Chinese company.
Upon arriving, he was made to work for a different company on the Cambodia-Vietnam border. In October, his parents, both coolie workers, received distress messages from Ashok seeking help.