A report in a popular daily quoted a person close to Richard's family as describing several episodes that frightened her family members.
    
In one case, Richard's husband Philip while bicycling with one of his children was confronted by a man with a gun who demanded that his wife return home, the report said. Richard's husband said he had been called more than once by Khobragade's father, who asked him to make his wife return to India, the person said.
    
In another instance, Richard's husband was interrogated by the police in India about his wife's whereabouts in the US, the report said.

Khobragade was arrested on December 12 on visa fraud charges by the State Department's diplomatic security bureau, and then handed over to the US Marshals Service (USMS).

The ill-treatment of the its diplomat evoked a sharp reaction from India which initiated a slew of steps to downgrade the privileges enjoyed by the US diplomats and their families including withdrawing airport passes and stopping import clearances.

(Agencies)

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