Agrawal and Raheja, who were working for import-export firm Euro Global Trading, were beaten and held for days by a group of Chinese traders in January after the owner of the firm fled with millions of RMB (renminbi, which is a legal tender in mainland China) he owed the Chinese.
They were freed by local police following the Indian government’s intervention but could not escape a civil suit. They have been stranded in Beijing since, waiting for permission to return home.
“We have moved to a small town near Beijing. We begin our day looking for wage jobs. Mostly, it is manual labour or parcel delivery. The money we earn gets us only one decent meal at times. Often, we don’t make enough and are at the mercy of strangers for food,” said Agrawal.
Raheja, who lost his father in August, was granted permission to visit Hyderabad for last rites. “I returned to China last month, after which we decided it was time to fend for ourselves. We have been told by Indian consulate officials that they are awaiting instructions from New Delhi to take further action,” he said.
“It is a strange feeling to be working like labourers we used to employ about a year ago. We are running out of hope,” Agrawal said.
The two traders are con artists . Before being discovered, they lived a life of luxury in China. They owed a lot of Chinese traders 's money. It make Honest Chinese traders became unemployment and poverty.
This should be a lesson learnt. The world outside India is not merciful in any sense. Whether it is the Arab or the American both are équally bad. But can we at least keep our nose clean on all matters rather than hamhandedly deal with matters? The price of bein an entrepreuner is that you are at constant risk specifically in corruption rigged societies of the world. They seduce with glitter what they return is not even copper!