Post by Zena Costa, sports journalist:
Minor Abducted and gang raped in Goa
In a shocking incident reported at South Goa Town of Margao police station a minor girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped repeatedly at three different places in Porvorim, Panaji and Margao by three different persons between September 26 and October 13, 2012.
Margao police on Monday arrested two persons in connection with the case and hunt is on for two other accused. While Rumdamol-Davorlim resident Wassim Kalaigar, 20, was arrested under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) of the IPC and Section 8 of the Goa Children Act 2003, another Davorlim resident and ice cream parlour owner Raghavendra Pujari was arrested under Section 8(10) of Goa Children Act 2003 as the minor was allegedly abused within his premises located in Margao.
The 15-year-old victim, who resides within the jurisdiction of Margao police, has been rescued and sent to the children’s protective home, Apna Ghar, Merces.
Police sources said that on September 26, 2012, while the minor girl was returning home from school, an unidentified person forcibly took her to Panaji, and after confining her to his house in Porvorim for several days, repeatedly raped her. He later handed over the girl to another unidentified person who took her to Miramar beach and molested her. After confining her to his house in Panaji until October 13, he brought the minor to Margao and left her at KTC bus stand. Her sufferings didn’t end there.
While the girl was waiting at Margao KTC bus stand, Kalaigar (who has been arrested) made her acquaintance and enticed her to accompany him to an ice cream parlour. Once there, he too allegedly raped her inside a cubicle within the premises. Kalaigar then brought her back to KTC bus stand, Margao, and left her there. Battered, emotionally and physically, the victim boarded a bus and went to Panaji. Noticing her in a distraught and distressed condition, a couple took pity on the child and brought her to Margao by car and dropped her at her residence, police said.
Acting on a complaint lodged by the victim’s relatives on Sunday, Margao police booked an offence against all the accused. During the course of investigations, Goan NGO Bailancho Ekvott (Women United) counseled the victim and assisted police in identifying the accused, Dy SP Mohan Naik said. Police said more details about the case will be known after the two other accused are nabbed. Margao PI Sudesh Naik is investigating.