Goa hotel staff member rapes Russian underage detained in Karnataka | Goa News
PANAJI: A 12-year-old Russian national was allegedly raped by a member of staff at a hotel in Pernem taluka in North Goa on April 6. Police arrested the 28-year-old accused in his hometown in Karnataka.
The first information report (FIR) was filed at the Pernem police station late Monday night.
Police said the incident happened when the mother went to a grocery store leaving her daughter at the hotel pool.
When the mother returned, she found her daughter crying near the reception.
Police said the daughter told the mother that a member of hotel staff, who was playing with her in the pool, had sexually assaulted her near the pool and that when she tried to get away escape, the accused chased her and dragged her into a room and sexually assaulted her. her again.
The mother-daughter duo arrived in Goa last November and have been staying at Pernem taluka ever since.
Police say that when the mother reported this to the hotel owner, he tried to cover up the matter, following which she contacted the police.
The police carried out a medical examination of the survivor at the GMC and recorded her statement.
After committing the crime, the accused fled the state. A police team was dispatched to Gadag in Karnataka from where the accused was arrested.
The police registered an FIR under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC, Section 8 of the Goa Children’s Act and Sections 4 and 8 of the Pocso Act.
(The identity of the victim has not been released to protect her privacy in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines on sexual assault cases)