Police have summoned Pratima Coutinho, the chief of Goa Congress’s women’s wing, for questioning tomorrow, after she was accused of revealing the identity of a molestation victim.
Coutinho has been asked to appear at Women Police Station here at 11 AM, a senior police official said.
NGO Savera and the Shiv Sena had filed separate complaints against Coutinho for allegedly revealing the identity of a 17-year-old molestation victim.
Coutinho, who visited the victim’ at her home in South Goa district last week, posted a picture with the girl’s mother on social media, and also mentioned the mother’s name, the complaints said.
A youth hailing from Jharkhand is the accused in the molestation case, registered at Sanguem police station two weeks ago.
Revealing a minor victim’s identity is an offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.