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New Zealand: Indian High Commissioner rejects assault claim

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Wellington, June 27: Indian High Commissioner in New Zealand has rejected an accusation that that his wife had assaulted a staff member.

According to police, a cook at the Indian diplomatic mission was allegedly assaulted by Sharmila Thapar wife of Indian envoy Ravi Thapar, New Zealand Herald reported.

NZ assault: Envoy rejects claim

The cook was found by a member of the public in a distressed state in Wellington after walking from the residence in Lower Hutt to the city.

Thapar denied that the employee was treated as a slave, saying the man had a set of keys to the house and often stayed in the Lower Hutt residence alone.

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The alleged victim was physically assaulted by Sharmila at the residence where he worked and lived, and threatened with assault by Ravi Thapar.

However the staffer declined to lay a formal complaint.

Ravi Thapar is set to leave New Zealand however he denied he is leaving country as a result of allegations his wife assaulted the cook.

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