In a swift action, the Margao police arrested the accused ‘Leao Diniz’ following a complaint lodged by the mother of the girl. Police said the victim girl was studying in the nursery school reportedly run by the wife of the accused. The accused, police said, was a caretaker and was involved in picking up children and dropping them back home in his Maruti van.
The incident came to light yesterday morning when the victim complained that the accused allegedly touched her private part while transporting her home after school. The girl was found in a depressed state when she was dropped home by the accused. She is alleged to have narrated the incident to her mother and immediate neighbor. The mother is believed to have immediately taken the victim to a private doctor, who advised her to complain to the police since it was a medico-legal case.
The accused has been arrested under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and section four of the Goa Children’s Act. Police said both the accused and the victim will be subjected to medical examination.