Saudi diplomat booked for gangrape, police free woman, daughter from his Gurgaon residence

The two women were rescued from the diplomat’s apartment in Caitriona Towers, Ambience Lagoon on Monday night. The raid was reportedly planned after the police received a letter from the Nepal embassy regarding their plight.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Updated: September 11, 2015 11:10 am
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A diplomat from Saudi Arabia is among those booked for gangrape and wrongful confinement after two women — a woman, 44, and her daughter, 20, from Nepal — were rescued from his residence in Gurgaon after a raid on Monday night, police said.

The women, who were hired as domestic help, were allegedly kept as “hostages for more than a month”. Their medical examination has confirmed rape and sexual assault.

Read: Victims: ‘Sometimes, 7-8 men raped us in one day… we thought we were going to die’

The two women were rescued from the diplomat’s apartment in Caitriona Towers, Ambience Lagoon on Monday night. The raid was reportedly planned after the police received a letter from the Nepal embassy regarding their plight.

Read: Gurgaon Police swung into action after letter from Nepal Embassy

Police sources said the two women employed by the diplomat’s family had been allegedly raped, assaulted, threatened and forced to have unnatural sex over a period of four months.

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“The raid was conducted on Monday at the Caitriona Towers house of a senior diplomat in the Saudi Arabia embassy after a tip-off. Several policewomen were assaulted by the guards of the diplomat when the police team sought to rescue the two maids from Nepal who had been held hostage for more than a month,” said Rajesh Kumar Chechi, Gurgaon Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime).

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“They (the victims) were brought to the police station and later sent to the civil hospital for a medical examination that confirmed rape and sexual assault,” said Chechi.

While the diplomat is untraceable since the raid, he has been booked under sections 376 D (gangrape), 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offence), 342 (wrongful confinement), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). However, no arrest has been made so far.

The diplomat’s wife, two others from Saudi Arabia and others have also been listed as accused.

When contacted, Saudi Ambassador Saud Mohammed Alsati told The Indian Express, “This is completely false. We would not like to comment any further since the case is under investigation by the Indian police.”

On Tuesday, the Gurgaon police wrote a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking permission for further investigation into the diplomat’s involvement in the rape case, confirmed a senior police officer. Later in the day, the victims’ statements were recorded before a magistrate. The victims reportedly said that on one occasion they were “gangraped by six expats” in the Gurgaon apartment.

According to the police, the diplomat’s wife was aware of the sexual assault and even supported her husband. In their complaint, the victims said the accused threatened them and attacked them with a knife twice, said the police.

According to Chechi, the two women were hired through a placement agent in Delhi. “They were also taken to Saudi Arabia and returned only last month. They had been held hostage since then,” he said.

The women were reportedly lured to Delhi about four months ago by a woman trafficker who promised them a well-paid job in Saudi Arabia. Sources in the police said the two were sold to an agent in Delhi for Rs 1 lakh each, and then to the diplomat.

“They were first taken to Saudi Arabia. The assault began after they returned… and were kept in captivity at his house,” said Bal Krishan, president of Maiti Nepal India, an NGO that carried out the rescue operation with the help of the Gurgaon Police.

Police sources also confirmed that the victims were kept in Jeddah for a couple of months and then brought to India and held hostage.

“A few days ago, a domestic help had gone to the diplomat’s place for work, but fled after seeing the condition of the two victims. She then went to this NGO and alerted them. An investigation began on the basis of her account,” said a senior official.

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First Published on: September 9, 2015 4:14 am
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      Haradhan Mandal
      Sep 9, 2015 at 11:15 am
      He should get the same treatment and punishment that the Indians working in Saudi gets for the similar (or even lesser) crimes. But it won't happen! Our police will ensure his safety and wellbeing and will escort him all the way to the Indira hi International Airport.
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        maitreymehta
        Sep 9, 2015 at 4:59 am
        Lets check now how much "Guts" BJP have to file charges against Saudi diplomat.
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          Logical Indian
          Sep 9, 2015 at 5:28 am
          Very disturbing news indeed.This is an outcome of Neanderthal mentality about position of women in society from where this diplomat hails.We are no better either with alarmingly regular cases of rapes and no tangible legal deterrent .Good to know that the women in question got freed but speechless about the family of this family that chose rather to allow the heinous crimes to continue .
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            Aasim
            Sep 9, 2015 at 6:38 am
            Indian politicians have a poor history of letting foreign criminals go..... They let Anderson ( Bhopal gas tragedy) go free... Also the Italian Navy Marines who shot dead Indian fishermen are happy to be our guests.... Let's wait for investigation report and if found guilty, let's see what the Indian government does to deliver justice to those poor women.....
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              Agastya M
              Sep 9, 2015 at 6:16 am
              If they do will you hold your ears and run 2 times around your locality?
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                Agastya M
                Sep 9, 2015 at 6:25 am
                Why is the diplomat not arrested yet? Watch the airport. These rats are very slippery. I am against Stoning to death. That death is too quick. I suggest pulling his skin and leaving in The desert tied Up. Then ask him if he likes long pant or short ones. Then ask if full sleeves or half. Do read about RUF guerrillas to understand what half pants - full pants means.
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                  A.Gnanasekaran
                  Sep 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm
                  there are even worst than animals who can mark dislike this story. so they should also be considered the same category of animals as like the beast.
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                    Ajiesh Thuvanoor Kayi
                    Sep 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm
                    There is clause in "Geneva Convention" that if the Crime is Brutal that person’s Immunity can be made invalid. In this case we can take stern action, but we are failing to ! This is what happens when we try to be too good to others ------- Modi govt have to refurnish its stance among the International community and project likes and dislikes boldly, Like Putin. Anyway Modi is not Indira hi , Not even Near [I’m Not Congress ]
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                      anil
                      Sep 9, 2015 at 8:34 am
                      This is utter nonsense. This law applies to muslims and they too are punished in SA as per shariya laws.
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                        Rudram
                        Sep 9, 2015 at 11:41 am
                        India should have a public trial of these Saudi thugs .... expose them as no better than Islamic radicals. Then hang them. Let every Gulf two bit shiekdom know that India protects the weak especialy women from rich thugs.
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                          Anbu
                          Sep 9, 2015 at 10:31 am
                          Saudis are biggest womaniser, infact all middle east diplomats. Get rid of these Musla guys from India, anyway these guys are terrorists in diplomatic face, do we need these monkeys in India?
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                            ANKUSH KHANNA
                            Sep 9, 2015 at 9:59 am
                            It is a very sad news. God knows what has happened to humans. Very strict action is required to be taken against the diplomat so that no diplomat can think of engaging in a shameless act like this. The External Affairs Ministry should also take it up with the Saudi Emby and give them a strong message.
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                              Ashish
                              Sep 9, 2015 at 4:30 am
                              Dear all "Secular Politicians", why they should not be tried under Islamic Law, if rape is accepted as crime in that religion, consult ISIS.. -ash
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                                barb
                                Sep 10, 2015 at 12:08 am
                                if a job offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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                                  Shankar
                                  Sep 10, 2015 at 1:18 pm
                                  If an Indian diplomat had done in Saudi, they would have beheaded him immediately even if he has immunity..
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                                    burhan
                                    Sep 9, 2015 at 8:45 am
                                    never Islam doesn't allow this from where you talking ........don't try to connect it with a religion Islam have most stick roles and punishments for this sins ...they committed horrible crime their punishment should be death or what law says
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                                      Kaliyug
                                      Sep 9, 2015 at 6:01 am
                                      Stone these rogues to death! No punishment is foreseen from Indian courts, they probably will leave India and send another set of crazy Saudis. The poor Nepali girls have lost everything to live for. The madam who sold them is also absconding and should have paid-off the police by now.
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                                        Chris Smith
                                        Sep 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm
                                        Also ensure all Indians are removed from saudi arabia in a step by step process and then close all diplomatic connections.
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                                          Chris Smith
                                          Sep 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm
                                          Not the first time that saudi emby folks have been involved in rape and women abuse scandals around the world. It needs tamil actor vivek style treatment "Minor ----- suttutten"
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                                            Daniel Alvin
                                            Sep 10, 2015 at 9:50 am
                                            Do anyone having picture and name of the Saudi Diplomat? Upload in the social media and shame him
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