In a strong worded statement, the Russian embassy said: "We are shocked and deeply outraged by the reports about the disgusting incident in India’s well-known resort in Goa, when a 9-year old child from Russia became another victim of a rapist. The embassy reiterates its grave concern over the growth of criminal cases against Russians in Goa."
A nine-year-old Russian girl was alleged raped at Arambol beach in North Goa on Tuesday, according to police.
"Last December a 25-year old Russian woman was criminally assaulted and raped. Investigation of that case is beingconducted inefficiently. Earlier the police had registered several other cases of assaults and abuses of Russian touristsin Goa.
"Increased criminal activities in the state, which has become popular among Russian tourists, cause damage to itsreputation. We expect that the Indian authorities should immediately take strict and efficient measures to ensure the safety of Russian citizens", the Russian embassy said.
"Otherwise, we will have no other option but to recommend Russian tourists to refrain from visiting Goa," itadded.