Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh suspended two members of its staff following media reports over the torture of a Bangladeshi housemaid.
The housemaid, Runa Laila, had already returned home.
A high-level investigation committee had been formed in this regard and legal steps would be taken apart from their removal from the mission if the allegations brought against the accused were proved true, said the embassy on Sunday.
‘The embassy is committed to protecting and ensuring the safety of female workers. The embassy will follow a zero tolerance policy if any untoward incident is reported against any staff member,’ said Bangladesh ambassador to Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi.
The safe house for female workers of the embassy was monitored by CCTVs round the clock.
The embassy, however, did not reveal the names of the two suspended staff.