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In Saudi Diplomat Case, India Asks Saudi Arabia To Cooperate

India asks Saudi Arabia to cooperate in probe of alleged confinement and rape of two Nepalese women by a diplomat.

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 The two Nepali women, aged 50 and 20, had been employed as domestic helps in the Saudi diplomat’s flat in Gurgaon. (Photo: PTI)

India asked Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the investigation against its Delhi-based diplomat, who has been accused of rape and torture by two Nepalese women working at his house in Gurgaon.

Saudi Ambassador Saud Mohammed Alsati was called in by the External Affairs Ministry and told that the Haryana police is seeking cooperation in the case, a day after the ministry received a report about the case from police.

Gurgaon Police last night had sent a “detailed” report to the ministry on their investigation into the case. The report was sent hours after a second medical examination of the two women confirmed rape and sodomy, said Rajesh Chechi, ACP (Crime) of Gurgaon Police.

The Saudi Embassy had issued a statement on Wednesday terming the allegations “false” and said it has protested the police “intrusion” into a diplomat’s house against “all diplomatic conventions”.

The Saudi Ambassador along with some embassy officials had also met senior MEA officials on Wednesday to register their protest.

Meanwhile, a group of women rights activists held a protest outside Saudi Embassy demanding action against the diplomat.

They demanded that no diplomatic immunity be extended to him.

The episode has triggered enraged reactions on Twitter;

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(With inputs from PTI)

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