Alleged traffickers of Gurgaon rape victims held

KATHMANDU: Police on Tuesday arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking two women to India.

The victims were reportedly beaten and raped by a Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon village of Haryana state.

Kalpana Limbu aka Kalpana Pariyar (33) from Bahuni-9 of Morang district and her husband, Jeet Bahadur Darji aka Krishna (42) of Tara-9 of Baglung district were arrested from Pokhara of Kaski and Kapan of Kathmandu respectively by a team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police.

The duo had assured the mother of Darji and another woman of good jobs in Saudi Arab with handsome salaries and trafficked them to New Delhi, police claimed.

They sold the women for Rs 100,000 each, according to the CIB.

The victims were rescued from an apartment rented by a Saudi Arabian diplomat in Gurgaon by a joint team of Maiti India and Indian Police on September 7.

They were taken to Nepal on September 10 with the support of Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, police filed a human trafficking case against them at the Kathmandu District Court. The Court has remanded them to custody for further investigation.

The victims were held hostage without food and water for three months and repeatedly raped by embassy officials, including a diplomat.

SP Bajracharya said investigation was underway to break up the human trafficking ring. Though the victims were said to be mother-daughter, the police made it clear that they were not relatives and are from different districts.