Rescued Nepalese Women Recall Ordeal

Published: 09th September 2015 01:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 01:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The two Nepalese women, who were allegedly raped and confined by a Saudi diplomat and his "guests" in a flat on the city's outskirts, today recounted their ordeal saying their tormentors had also threatened to kill them.            

The diplomat was booked on rape charges after the two women were rescued by Gurgaon police. However, Saudi embassy officials have denied the allegations.  

The mother-daughter, who were brought to India with the lure of a better future, today claimed they were not being paid wages for the last four months and now wish to go back "home" as soon as possible.    

"They used to keep us in locked rooms and did not let us make any sound. They showed knives and threatned to kill us otherwise," the older victim said while showing her wounds.      "We were told they he's a good man with a big house. But we did not know what he does. We were brought for handling domestic chores...but he did horrific things with us," said the woman.      

"We want to go back to Nepal and these people should be jailed as soon as possible," she added.           

Members of an NGO, who assisted Gurgaon Police during the rescue operation, said the victims were sold to an Indian agent for Rs one lakh each.        

"They were brought to India in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. The victims were in misery and were offered Rs 30,000 and good food by an agent named Kaplana.

"Kalpana sold them to an agent named Anwar in India after being paid Rs 1 lakh for each. The victims were taken to Jeddah but atrocities began after they were brought to India," the NGO member said.

Gurgaon police raided the flat in DLF Phase-II and rescued the two women on Monday.                An FIR has been filed under various sections of IPC. Gurgaon police has contacted the Nepal Embassy for assistance.      "We have sought a report from local police," MEA spokesperson said.

The Saudi Embassy is in touch with External Affairs Ministry regarding the matter.

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