Saudi diplomat indicted for rape leaves India


New Delhi: The Saudi Arabian diplomat indicted of raping two Nepali woman left India on Wednesday, an official said.

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“We learn that Saudi Embassy First Secretary Mr. Majed Hassan Ashoor, who is allegedly accused of abusing two Nepali maids, has left India. The first secretary being a diplomat is governed by the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement.

The diplomat was accused by the two Nepalese women of rape and Gurgaon police had filed a First Information Report in the case.

However, the Vienna Convention provides for diplomatic immunity to serving diplomats and their immediate families.