Judith D’Souza, an Indian woman kidnapped last month from Kabul in Afghanistan, has been rescued, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj informed on Saturday. Judith D’Souza, who was working for an international NGO Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan, will be reaching Delhi today evening.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “I am happy to inform you that Judith D’Souza has been rescued. Judith was abducted in Kabul on 9th June 2016.”
Judith D’Souza, working for an international NGO, as a senior technical adviser, was kidnapped on June 9 by suspected terrorists right outside her office in the heart of Kabul. Kolkata-based Judith was in Kabul for over a year on her second stint in the Afghan capital.
Judith D’Souza family wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to do his best to secure her release.
“We are thankful to the Indian government for the rescue of our sister. We are now waiting for her to be back home. We would request the media to respect our privacy,” Judith’s sister Agnes told PTI.