Twenty one year old Shamir belongs to Rajanna Sircilla district of Telangana. He recently went to Saudi Arabia for work through an agent. Shamir had paid some money to the agent to help him to get work in Saudi Arabia. The agent had informed Shamir that he has to work in a Farm house. Shamir agreed to that and he went to Saudi Arabia during April of last year. After reaching Saudi Arabia he came to know that he has to work in a desert and he has to shepherd nearly 3000 sheep. Shamir was shocked and mentioned his owner that he had come to work in Farm house.
Shamir ‘s owner got angry and he ordered Shamir to do the work given by him. When Shamir denied he was brutally beaten by the owner and was put to starvation. Shamir did the job given to him for few months. Shamir couldn’t resist the hot climate in the desert and realising that he couldn’t survive there anymore he made a video stating that he wants to return to his home and he is been tortured very badly by his owner in Saudi Arabia. He shared the video to his friends and family. This video went viral in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In that video Shamir cried and has said that the agent has cheated on him. He also mentioned that he has been starving there for nearly 20 days. He also said that the owner wouldn’t care even if he dies. He pleaded for help and asked his family to rescue him from his owner.
When MLA KT Rama Rao was asked about the issue, he mentioned that he has spoken to the concerned officials and Shamir will be rescued as soon as possible. This is the second time, one week before Telangana state Karimnagar Veeraiya released a video from Saudi Arabia similar to the current one. He was asked to take care of camels and was beaten brutally as one camel died due to some issues.