"The Nepal Embassy is in touch with the MEA and local police authorities... we don't know officially whether he (the accused) is a diplomat or not," Nepal Ambassador Deep Upadhyay said today.

He said a parallel investigation was being conducted in Nepal. Upadhyay refused to give details, saying the case was still under investigation.

"Upon learning of the case from the local police, the Nepal Embassy sought the help of MEA for the rescue (of the two women) and necessary investigation in the case," the Nepali diplomat added.

One of the women rescued in Gurgaon told media that the two of them were regularly beaten and were attacked with a knife. With her face covered, she showed an injury on her forearm saying that's where she was hit with the knife.

On the other hand, Saudi Arabia's Embassy dismissed the charges against the diplomat as 'completely false' and 'contrary to facts in our possession', and said they would wait for the Indian government to clarify the matter as per the diplomatic norms.

The Gurgaon police have registered cases against the diplomat and 'unknown people' yesterday at the DLF-2 police station on charges of gang rape (section 376-D), rape (376), unnatural sex (377), and sections 342, 323 and 120-B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. However, no arrests have been made so far.


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