Nepalese dying to work – The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) - Twenty-one-year-old Ramila Syangden weeps uncontrollably as she clutches her 10-month-old baby. She sits and watches as the pyre where her husbands body will be cremated is set alight in the open Nepalese air.
Syangden never considered one of the potential consequences of her husbands decision to work abroad. Now she cant ignore it.
Hours before the Buddhist cremation ceremony she watched the coffin, with her husbands body inside, arrive on a flight from Saudi Arabia where he had worked.
The paperwork says the 36-year old committed suicide there. Not a single person gathered for the cremation ceremony believes it.
I dont think so. He said