Police are investigating a complaint made by two women from Nepal that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly in his home near New Delhi.

The women working as maids in the diplomat's house were rescued after a non-governmental organization tipped off police.

Police have registered a case of rape and illegal confinement against the official.

Navdeep Virk, a top police official, said Wednesday that the women told police they were beaten and raped repeatedly during the past few months.

He said police were investigating and would submit a report to India's ministry of external affairs as the case involved a diplomat.

The diplomat has claimed diplomatic immunity. The Saudi embassy in a statement denied all the allegations.