A tourist allegedly raped a nine-year-old Russian girl in north Goa’s Arambol beach, reported IANS citing police.
The police report lodged by girl’s mother at the Pernem police station said that the incident happened when she was bathing in the sea at the popular Arambol beach, located 45 kms from Panaji, said report.
“The girl was bathing in the sea when a person started abusing her. The girl started crying and rushed to her mother, who was on a beach bed. She told her that the man, who we suspect is a tourist named Aman, had inserted his finger inside her,” police inspector Uttam Rautdessai was quoted as saying.
Report said that the accused took to heels as the girl complained to her mother. Later, girl’s medical examination took place at a government hospital in Panaji, which confirmed penetration.
“Late last night, after the medical examination we filed a rape complaint under Section 376 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and relevant sections of the Goa Children’s Act,” the official was quoted as saying.
The official said that police were trying to trace the accused on the basis of the description provided by the mother, said report.
“As of now, what we know is that his name is Aman and he could be staying in any of the lodgings located within a radius of three kilometres from the beach,” Rautdessai was quoted as saying.