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Judith D'Souza to reach India on Saturday, family thanks Indian government


Kolkata: The family of Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza, who was rescued following her abduction in Kabul in June, expressed gratitude to the Indian government on Saturday.

Judith will reach New Delhi on Saturday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

File image of Judith D'Souza. PTI

File image of Judith D'Souza. PTI

"We are thankful to the Indian government for getting my sister back. We are also grateful to (madam) Swaraj. We request the media to respect our privacy," Judith's sister Agnes told the media here.

Hailing from Kolkata, Judith, 40, who works for the Aga Khan Network, was seized by gunmen on 9 June in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul while she was returning home after dinner at a friend's place.

Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for "an outstanding job", Swaraj said: "I have spoken to Judith. She is reaching Delhi this evening. Ambassador @VohraManpreet is accompanying her."

Swaraj thanked ambassador Vohra Manpreet and Afghanistan for the support.

In her tweet she added: "Thank you Afghanistan - for all your help and support in rescuing Judith."

Judith was working with the NGO as a senior technical adviser since July 2015.

First Published On : Jul 23, 2016 12:48 IST

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