Melbourne couple keeps Indian woman as slave for 8 years; jailed

A plea hearing (pre-sentencing hearing) was heard in front of Justice John Champion of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 29 June and 30 June.

Melbourne couple keeps Indian woman as slave for 8 years; jailed
Supreme Court of Victoria (Courtesy: https://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/)

In a shocking incident of violence, an Indian woman was held captive as a slave for 8 years in Australia's Melbourne.

The Melbourne couple was convicted guilty of enslaving the vulnerable Tamil woman and exercising power over her in their suburban home between 2007 and 2015.

On 21 July 2021, Kumuthini Kannan, 53, and her husband Kandasamy, 57, were sentenced to a jail term of 8 years and 6 years respectively.