Saudi diplomat accused of raping Nepalese women flees India with wife: Reports

New Delhi(dna): The Saudi diplomat who on Wednesday was accused of raping and torturing two Nepalese women hired as domestic help has left India along with his wife, according to reports.

One of the victims recounting her ordeal

One of the victims recounting her ordealImage Courtesy: Twitter (ANI)

On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) asked for a detailed report from the police regarding the case. The diplomat has total immunity against detention or arrest under article 29 of the Vienna Convention.

The Nepalese woman along with her daughter who were rescued from the Gurgaon residence of a diplomat from Saudi Arabia, recounted their ordeal, saying that they were raped by five to six men. They brought friends from outside they use to rape us when the family went out, five to six person use to come from outside and rape us inside the locked room. They use to threaten us of our life, said the older woman.

“They have not paid us for last four months, we were working as maids in his home. We worked for a month at Delhi, and then he took us to Saudi and then brought us back to Gurgaon”, she added.

They were brought to Delhi from Nepal, and then handed over to a man who further handed them over to a Saudi diplomat. They were lured for job offers after Nepal Earthquake, said Balakrishna, the social activist who helped in release of the victims. The police rescued the women on Tuesday evening after an NGO registered a case of trafficking of two Nepalese girls. A diplomat at the Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi has been booked for rape while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing domestic helps in Gurgaon.