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Russian tourist 'molested' in Goa

A young Russian tourist alleges that she has been molested by beach shack owner Agnelo Noronha (32).

india Updated: Jan 13, 2008 11:54 IST

The horror seems neverending. A young Russian tourist alleged on Friday that she was molested by a beach shack owner.

Agnelo Noronha (32), who owns a beach shack on Utorda beach in south Goa, was arrested after the 27-year-old Russian woman staying in a five-star hotel here lodged a police complaint. He was later granted bail by a local court.

The incident occurred last Monday when Noronha stopped his jeep in the middle of the road and allegedly pulled the tourist inside the vehicle while she was walking towards her hotel, police said. He fled when she raised an alarm.

“We have also attached his jeep,” an investigating officer said.

Over the past fortnight, two cases of molestation have been reported from Kerala and two from Rajasthan. And in the most horrific incident of them all, two young NRI women were molested by a mob of over 70 men in Mumbai on New Year’s day.