Rescued Nepalese rape victims speak out, say were lured by job offer

New Delhi: The Nepalese woman along with her daughter who were rescued from the Gurgaon residence of a diplomat from Saudi Arabia, recounted their ordeal on Wednesday, saying that `they were raped by five to six men.'

'They brought friends from outside they use to rape us when the family went out, five to six person use to come from outside and rape us inside the locked room. They use to threaten us of our life,' said the older woman.

'They have not paid us for last four months, we were working as maids in his home. We worked for a month at Delhi, and then he took us to Saudi and then brought us back to Gurgaon,' she added.

'They were brought to Delhi from Nepal, and then handed over to a man who further handed them over to a Saudi diplomat. They were lured for job offers after Nepal Earthquake,' said Balakrishna, the social activist who helped in release of the victims.

The victim also pointed out that they were taken to New Delhi by a girl named Kalpana who introduced them to an agent named Anwar.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has sought a detailed report from the Gurgaon Police in the case.

'We are seeking details from the local police,' MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

The police rescued the women on Tuesday evening after an NGO registered a case of trafficking of two Nepalese girls. A diplomat at the Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi has been booked for rape while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing domestic helps in Gurgaon.

'Two Nepali women were on Monday evening rescued from an apartment flat on the fifth floor of Ambience Island Caitriona complex here. The victims were rescued after the intervention of the Nepalese embassy and with the help of an NGO, Maiti India. The Nepali women were lured on pretext of all comforts and high salary for a job in Saudi Arabia by a woman in Nepal six months ago,' Rajesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP), said here.

"After keeping the duo for some time in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, both were brought to Gurgaon. The victims were raped and gang raped by the diplomat and his friends and guests,' Kumar added.

Kumar said that a case against the diplomat and "unknown people" has been registered at the DLF-2 police station under various sections of gang-rape (376 D), rape (376), unnatural sex (377) and some other sections of Indian Penal Code.

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