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'German girl, mom were verbally abused'

The legal counsel of the German mother has alleged that both the mother and the girl were verbally abused by one of the doctors during the medical examination, which confirmed rape.

india Updated: Nov 12, 2008 13:45 IST

The legal counsel of the German mother, who accused Goa Education minister Atanasio Monserratte's son Rohit of raping her minor daughter, has alleged that both the mother and the girl were verbally abused by one of the doctors during the medical examination, which confirmed rape.

"When the mother and girl appeared at Goa Medical college and hospital for medical examination, Dr Silvano Sapeco, one of the doctors, verbally abused them," Aires Rodrigues, the German mother's lawyer, said.

"The mother and girl was made to sit in dark corridors of Goa medical college for almost 40 minutes before the doctor arrived. And when the mother questioned the delay, she was asked to "shut up"," he said.

After initial reluctance, the girl had agreed for the medical tests on November 2, confirming sexual intercourse.

Besides, while escorting the girl for medical examination, the police went in uniform to her house which is clear violation of Goa Children's Act, the lawyer added.

Rodrigues, who himself faced a physical assault during the investigations on October 13, said that the mother was frustrated with the police probe and hence she decided to withdraw her complaint.

The mother was wary of continuing with her fight for justice as police had already initiated an inquiry through the foreigners registration office on her, he said.

Calangute police in their letter to the mother on October 23 had asked to give all details about her movements in India, property owned and source of income, he added.