Nepali women sexually abused by Saudi diplomat in India
Indian police has issued an arrest warrant against a Saudi diplomat working at the Saudi embassy in New Delhi on charge of enslaving and sexually abusing two Nepali women.
The Saudi visa counsellor at the Saudi embassy and his assistant have been charged for trafficking two Nepali women (name withheld) from Baglung and Morang and forcing them into sexual activities for the past five months. The victim’s duo, in their statement, said that the counsellor had kept them in bondage at his home at Caitriona Complex in Gurgaon, Hariyana, and forced them into sexual activities with his Saudi guests.
The victims were first flown into New Delhi by a Nepali agent who promised them jobs as maid in Saudi Arabia. From India, they were flown into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by an Indian agent. After some time at Jeddah, they were again flown back India where they were kept in captivity at the diplomat’s apartment. They said that they were repeatedly exploited and raped by the guests of the Saudi diplomat.
Bal Krishna Panday, the founder of Meitei India, a non-profit organisation, said that the counsellor will be prosecuted under seven different sections of human trafficking, sexual exploitations law, among others. Panday also informed that the two women will be flown back to Kathmandu after they record their statements with the police and complete other necessary legal procedures.
Meitei India had helped the women file a case against the diplomat.