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Russian rape case: Accused fails to produce clothes before cops

india Updated: Jan 13, 2010 19:48 IST
John Fernandes

John Fernandes, accused in Russian girl rape case, could be in further trouble as he has failed to produce before police the clothes, which he wore during the alleged crime.

Crime branch, which is investigating the case, today verified through the 25-year-old victim that the clothes which were deposited by the accused, were not the one which he wore on December 1 night when he allegedly raped her in his car near Colva beach.

Police Inspector Sunita Sawant at Crime branch head office at Donapaula near here quizzed the girl this afternoon.

Police sources said that John, who owns a boat-making firm named `boat craft' in south Goa, had worn a T-shirt with his company logo at the back and on the left chest.

"We found several T-shirts from his house with logos but we could not get the right T-shirt," a senior officer said. "All the T-shirts had a logo at the back and not in the front as described by the victim," he said.

John, who is currently in police custody, was taken to the crime scene on Monday and also to his residence in Colva village from where the clothes were seized.

"We want his clothes as the evidence. We have decided to charge John for destroying the evidence as we are yet to get the T-shirt," police said.