Nepal Police Books Two for Trafficking Saudi Diplomat Rape Victims

The Daughter-in-law of one of the survivors of the Saudi diplomat rape case has been booked for trafficking her.

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The two Nepali women, aged 50 and 20, who were employed as domestic helps. (Photo: PTI)

The daughter-in-law of one of the Nepalese maids rescued from a Saudi diplomat’s residence in Gurgaon may have been involved in the trafficking of the two.

Nepal police have arrested two persons on Wednesday who allegedly ran a trafficking racket; selling women to Indian agents on the pretext of providing them jobs.

The two arrested were identified as Kalpana Pariyar (33), a resident of Bahuni in Morang district of eastern Nepal, and Jeet Bahadur Darji (42), who hails from Baglung district in western Nepal, police said.

Kalpana and Jeet were involved in selling the former’s mother-in-law and another woman into the Indian prostitution circuit.

The two maids then reached Saudi diplomat in India, Majed Hassan Ashoor’s house in Gurgaon where his “guests” allegedly raped the two.

After an NGO’s complaint, the police raided the Gurgaon house on September 7 and rescued the two women who are now in a women’s shelter in Nepal.

Ashoor, however, left India on Wednesday night.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal has filed a case in this regard in Kathmandu District Court, registering a case under Human Trafficking Act.

(With inputs from PTI)

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