Reports said that Kasturi Munirathinam’s right arm was chopped off, allegedly by her employer, when she tried to escape from their house.
Mrs Munirathinam had gone to Saudi Arabia to work as a domestic help only three months back.
Her family has alleged that she was being tortured by her Saudi employers.
Her relatives in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district claimed that they learnt about the incident “through agents who sent her to Saudi Arabia”. They also said that they had a mobile phone video of her.
The Foreign Ministry said that the Indian embassy in Riyadh had taken up the case with the Saudi Foreign Office and asked for ‘attempt to murder’ charges against Mrs Munirathinam’s employer.
Mrs Munirathinam has been recovering in a hospital.
Saudi authorities have not commented on the incident yet.