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Another 14-Year Girl Kidnapped & Sexually Abused

Even as the shock of the alleged kidnapping of a 14-year old girl at Varca and its related mob reaction has not settled in Goa, here comes another shocker. Another 14-year old girl studying in class VII was on kidnapped by a 53-year old man in Salcete yesterday morning. The survivor was sexually abused by the abductor.

The police have arrested the accused, a native of Sindhudurg-Maharashtra, who is married and having a daughter and stays near the victim, after her mother filed a complaint.

The incident occurred this morning when the girl was heading to school; the accused pulled the girl’s bag and umbrella and forcibly took her on his motorcycle.

The accused was later caught by the victim’s relatives and given a thrashing even as he managed to flee from the place.

Maina Curtorim PI Gurudas Kadam said the accused was allegedly involved in sexually exploiting the minor since December last year. He has been arrested and charged under Section 363 (kidnapping) 376 (rape) and 506 (wrongful confinement) IPC, Section 8 of Goa Children Act and Section 4 of Prevention from Sexual Offence 2012.

Both the victim and the accused have been referred to the Goa Medical College Hospital, Bambolim for medical examination.

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