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Goa Police books Swimming coach Surajit Ganguly for rape

Panjim: Swimming coach Surajit Ganguly who molestation video of young swimmer had gone viral of social media has been booked by the Goa Police for rape, molestation, criminal intimidation, under the Goa POCSO Act and Goa’s Children Act.

Following the outrage over social media over the Chief coach of the Goa state swimming team, Surajit Ganguly, was sacked by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI).

A case under Sections 376 (rape), 354 (molestation) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Goa Children’s Act was registered against Ganguly who is yet untraceable, said inspector Kapil Nayak of Mapusa police station.

The young girl has revealed that during her six-month stay in Goa, Ganguly had mentally and physically tortured her. The matter came to light after her parents, who accompanied her to Goa, noticed that her performances were dipping and she was avoiding the coach.

When she could not take the trauma any more the girl broke down and revealed the ordeal to her parents, who immediately went back to Bengal and tried to file a police complaint.

The girl took to social media after the police station in her hometown showed reluctance in lodging a complaint on the grounds that the incident had taken place in Goa.

“My coach used to touch me and physically assaulted me. I have decided to reveal this because I want to save many other girls who may have gone through the same ordeal. Shockingly, when I went to the police station, they told me to lodge a complaint with the Goa police,” she said in a Facebook post.

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