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  1. Gurgaon rape case: Saudi diplomat leaves India

Gurgaon rape case: Saudi diplomat leaves India

The Saudi diplomat Majed Hassan Ashoor, who was accused of confining and raping two Nepali women who worked as his domestic help, left India on Wednesday.

By: | Published: September 17, 2015 9:00 AM

The Saudi diplomat Majed Hassan Ashoor, who was accused of confining and raping two Nepali women who worked as his domestic helps, left India on Wednesday.

“We learn that Saudi Embassy First Secretary, Majed Hassan Ashoor, who is allegedly accused of abusing two Nepali maids, has left India,” said the Ministry of External Affairs.

“The First Secretary being a diplomat is governed by the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” added spokesperson in External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swaroop.

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations gives diplomats immunity from arrest, criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits in the countries where they are posted.

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