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Goa police constable, minor arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old girl

The Goa police constable, on the pretext of taking the victim home, took her to Ponda and raped her, an official said.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2018 07:56 IST
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People hold placards as they participate in a protest against the rape of children. A girl in Ponda town of Goa was allegedly raped by a police constable. (Reuters File Photo)

A police constable and a minor boy were arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, police said.

Constable Siddharth Gosavi, attached to the office of Vasco Deputy Superintendent of Police, was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Ponda town, 30 km from Panaji, an official said.

“The incident happened on Thursday night. The constable, on the pretext of taking the victim home, took her to Ponda and raped her. She was later dropped home in the morning,” an official said.

The victim’s mother filed a complaint following which Gosavi was arrested, he said.

The victim has also told police that a minor boy had physically abused her last month.

An official said that the boy has been arrested and has been sent to a remand home.

Further investigations into the case are underway, he said.

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 07:56 IST