Saudi diplomat in India booked for rape, unnatural sex against his Nepali domestic helps

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Two women of Nepali origin were reportedly rescued from the house of Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon, Haryana, on Tuesday evening, reports NDTV.

According to reports, the women were allegedly kept in bondage, tortured and sexually assaulted for months.

The women, who originally belonged to Nepal, worked at the diplomat’s house as domestic helps. This was brought to light after another domestic help managed to escape and reported the matter to an NGO, Maiti India, who then contacted the police.

But the Saudi embassy, dismissing the charges as “completely false” and “contrary to facts in our possession”, said they would wait for the Indian government to clarify the matter as per diplomatic norms.

A Saudi embassy official also disapproved of the way police was damaging a person and a country’s reputation on the basis of mere charges made by a third person and said it was violative of the rights of the diplomat and his family.

The diplomat, who has not been named, and his unknown friends and guests have been booked for raping, gang-raping two Nepali women while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing the victims.

Two Nepali women were on Monday evening “rescued” from an apartment flat on the fifth floor of Ambience Island Caitriona complex here. The victims were “rescued” after the intervention of the Nepalese embassy and with the help of an NGO Maiti India, police said.

The Nepali women were lured on the pretext of all comforts and high salary for a job in Saudi Arabia by a woman in Nepal six months ago.

“After keeping the duo for some time in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, both were brought to Gurgaon. The victims were raped and gang raped by the diplomat and his friends and guests,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajesh Kumar told IANS.

A senior Saudi embassy official, who by convention cannot be named, however, told the news agency that the embassy had very different information on the alleged incident and did not accept that the senior diplomat involved was guilty of the alleged crimes.

The official said the embassy was in touch with the Indian ministry of external affairs and would wait for the results of the investigations to be completed.

He said the embassy disapproved of the way the police were giving information to media on the basis of charges that were yet to be substantiated.

The police officer said a case against the diplomat and “unknown people” has been registered at the DLF-2 police station under sections of gang-rape (376 D), rape (376), unnatural sex (377) and some other sections of Indian Penal Code including 342, 323 and 120B.

(With inputs from IANS)

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