Several policewomen were allegedly assaulted by the guards of a diplomat when a police team raided an apartment in an upscale society of Gurgaon after receiving information that two maids from Nepal had been held hostage for more than a month.
Police in Phase 2 of DLF City were tipped off by an NGO that the domestic helps were allegedly being held against their will and being assaulted by the diplomat’s family and guards.
The raid was carried out on Monday after the NGO asked police to get the two women freed.
Assistant commissioner of police (crime) Rajesh Kumar said, “The victims are a mother (45) and daughter (20) who had been hired through a placement agent in Delhi. They were also taken to Saudi Arabia and had returned last month. They had been held hostage since then.”
Police said the victims had alleged that they were raped. Both victims claimed they were sexually assaulted during the time they were at the diplomat’s house.
They were brought to the police station and later sent to the Civil Hospital for a medical examination.
“The apartment was taken by the diplomat four months ago. We are investigating the incident and will register a case against the culprits soon after the women’s statement is recorded,” said Kumar.
The identity and nationality of the diplomat could not immediately be ascertained.