Goa rape case: Mother wants to withdraw case
A German woman, who accused a minister's son of raping her teenaged daughter, said she wanted to withdraw her complaint expressing "frustration" over the manner the probe is moving, her lawyer said on Sunday.india Updated: Nov 10, 2008 00:56 IST
A German woman, who accused Goa Education Minister Antanasio Monserratte's son Rohit of raping her teenaged daughter, on Sunday said she wanted to withdraw her complaint expressing "frustration" over the manner the probe is moving, her lawyer said.
"She has written to Calangute police station expressing the frustration over the way investigation is proceeding. She has said that she intends to withdraw her complaint," German mother's lawyer Aires Rodrigues told PTI on Sunday.
The complaint against 21-year-old Rohit was filed on October 2 and subsequently the First Information Report (FIR) was lodged on October 14.
Police booked Rohit on the charge of raping, outraging modesty, abetting crime and sending lewd messages to the 14- year-old German girl.
Sunday's development attains significance as Rohit is in the police custody and his bail petition would be heard by Goa Children's Court on Monday.
Rohit, who went into hinding after the FIR was lodged, appeared before the police on November 1 to depose. His statement was recorded hours before the girl deposed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC).
Sources said the girl, during her deposition, had accused Rohit of raping her. The girl also agreed for medical examination the next day, which confirmed the rape.
Rohit was arrested on November 4 and remanded to police custody. His remand ends tomorrow and he would be produced before Goa Children's Court.
Rodrigues alleged the girl's mother was being "victimised" by police and was under constant pressure. "She finally decided to give away as she was frustrated," he said.
Police officials were not available for comment.
The girl's mother had also accused Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao's nephew Warren of sexually exploiting her daughter.
But during the entire investigation, except for the statement taken by Calangute police, there was no investigation into Warren's role.