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2 Nepalese maids allegedly raped by Saudi diplomat in India return home

  • Activists of All India Democratic Women's Association shout slogans during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Activists of All India Democratic Women's Association shout slogans during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Activists of All India Democratic Women's Association try to bring down a police barricade during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Activists of All India Democratic Women's Association try to bring down a police barricade during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Activists of All India Democratic Women's Association shout slogans during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Activists of All India Democratic Women's Association shout slogans during a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Police in India were investigating complaints from two women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement Wednesday denied all the allegations. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)  (The Associated Press)

Two Nepalese maids who alleged they were beaten and raped by a Saudi diplomat in India have been taken to a women's shelter in Nepal.

The women had their faces covered and were protected by several police officers on arrival at the Kathmandu airport.

They were whisked away in a waiting van to a women's shelter, and did not speak to reporters.

The women were working as maids in the diplomat's house near New Delhi. They were picked up on Monday after a non-governmental organization tipped off police.

Indian police have registered a case of rape and illegal confinement against the official, who has not been named.

He has claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi Embassy in a statement Wednesday denied the allegations against him.