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Goa police release sketch of accused

The police say five people with similar description have already been held and investigations are going on.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2008 21:42 IST

Goa police on Sunday released a sketch of the accused in the German molestation case in Panaji.

The sketch was drawn by a team of experts as per the description given by 27-year-old German lady, police said.

"We have rounded up five persons with similar description and investigations are on," police inspector Edwin Colaco told PTI.

Colva police station, which is investigating the case, has began intense combing operation after a 27-year-old German national complained that an unknown person molested her on the isolated beach stretch.

"While I was taking bath in the shallow water, some unknown person came and pulled my swim wear. I saw a dark complexioned man pounce on me and somehow managed to free from him. He made good his escape through the thick forest," she had earlier said in her complaint.

The incident occurred on Friday night when the complainant, who stays with another 31-year-old German woman friend, had gone on a beach for a late night stroll.

Goa is currently debating the safety of tourists on the beaches after rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling on north Goa's Anjuna Beach.