Saudi diplomat accused of raping maids leaves India under cover of immunity

To outrage in India and Nepal, a senior Saudi diplomat accused of holding captive and repeatedly raping two Nepali maids at his luxury apartment has left Delhi under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

The deepening diplomatic incident threw the spotlight on the trafficking and abuse of domestic workers from impoverished Nepali communities.

The maids were removed in a police raid after another woman employed by the diplomat made a complaint to an Indian charity that campaigns on behalf of trafficked Nepalis.