Security for Saudi diplomat, wounds for victims


By Ridham Gambhir

Ambience Island Caitriona

New Delhi: An eminent locality with well-lit driveways, plush parking lots and skyscrapers is a lap of luxury and a symbol of opulence. Gurgaon’s Ambience Island is one such community.

Not many would have doubted this palatial locality for breeding a man who doesn’t deserve to be called a man. Recently, a Saudi diplomat, Majed Hassan Ashoor, was accused of abducting, raping and starving two Nepalese women at his home.

As per the media reports, the diplomat took these two women from Nepal to Jeddah, promising a well-paid job, which never materialised. Instead, these two women were not only made to do the domestic work, but were sexually exploited as well.

The torture-session in Jeddah didn’t satisfy his senses as he chose to come to India, in a deluxe place like Caitriona complex in Gurgaon, where these two women saw the worst of brutality.

As appalling as it could get, it was not just the diplomat who tormented these women, but he was joined by his wife and daughter as well. The mother-daughter duo would thrash the two Nepali-maids-400x260women on a regular basis. With no specific reason for such animosity towards these two individuals, the torture wasn’t limited to juse thrashing.

The diplomat allegedly called many of his other ‘diplomat’ friends to partake in these sessions of torture and sexual violations of their bodies. The other diplomats, allegedly, raped these women after having watched porn in order to practice violent acts on them. The women were penetrated with sex toys and other objects that led to genital bruises and abrasions.

These two women were subjected to violence that is beyond imagination. Although, the medical examination revealed genital injuries, urine infection and other bruises, but would it be possible to fathom the level of mental pain that these two underwent for months?

They were repeatedly starved, kicked, raped and gang-raped by the diplomat and his friends. It is hard to believe that two women inflicted pain on the two others!

Under the ‘Vienna Convention On Diplomatic Relations’, the diplomat is liable for an immunity. It is this very immunity that allowed him to escape this critical (and criminal) situation and seek resort at the Saudi Arabian embassy where Indian law would not be able to reach him. Due to the Convention, the diplomats who allegedly raped the two women are not subject to India’s jurisdiction.

Moreover, the Saudi Arabia embassy rejected these allegations by dismissing them as “completely baseless” and filed a complaint against the raid that was conducted in the diplomat’s house for they consider this to be a violation of a diplomatic rules.

Ashoor left India and so did the two women. The former, under the security of Vienna Convention, got away but whatever he did to those women would never desert them.