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Bartender lures girls to Goa; arrested

Victims followed flamboyant Tassi to Goa for a thrilling life.

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2012 00:29 IST
Jatin Anand
Jatin Anand
Hindustan Times

A slick-talking, suave and seemingly elegant bartender employed at an up-market pub in south Delhi was arrested for charming two teenaged college students to Goa on the pretext of leading a ‘life of thrills’, sources said on Wednesday.

Namgyal Tassi, 25, who hails from Sikkim, had tried to impress his targets — both 17-year-olds — while serving them drinks at a Defence Colony pub in early August. He is understood to have worked at several up-market watering holes in the area over the last six years.

“On August 3, the girls had visited the said pub-cum-restaurant with their friends and had exchanged mobile numbers with Tassi after being ‘wowed’ by his ‘expert bartending skills’ and good looks,” said an officer from the investigating team.

“Soon, Tassi had the already impressed girls waiting for his phone calls and text messages, which helped him assess that they were more or less unhappy with their parents and the monotony of their lives.” Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south), confirmed Tassi’s arrest but refused to comment on the case.

A resident of the Kotla Mubarakpur area, Tassi, who is a Class XII passout, had come to Delhi looking for a job six years ago and was living-in with his partner not so long ago, sources claimed, further enticed his teenaged victims with ‘thrilling tales of Goa’ and proposed that they accompany him to Madhgaon.

The girls agreed and got on a Goa-bound Mangla Express from the Nizamuddin Railway Station instead of returning home from their morning walks on August 17.

“Enquiries were made from their friends and relatives and their call records were checked. We soon zeroed-in on Tassi’s mobile number because of a single call made from one of the victims’ mobile phones around 3am. A team despatched to Goa arrested Tassi soon after,” the officer added.

First Published: Aug 23, 2012 00:28 IST