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9 Goa Tourists Sent to Judicial Custody For Alleged Sexual Assault

The nine tourists were arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl and beating her minor brother at a beach.

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A local court on 31 May remanded nine of the 11 tourists from Pune in judicial custody for five days. They were arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl and beating her minor brother at a beach near Panaji in Goa.

Judicial Magistrate First Class at Mapusa remanded the nine accused to five-day judicial custody and were sent to a correction facility at Colvale in North Goa district
Jivba Dalvi, Calangute Police Inspector

The other two accused, who are juveniles aged 15, have been sent to a protection home near Panaji, he added.

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The victims – a 16-year-old girl and her 17-year-old brother – were on 29 May sitting in a shack at the Baga beach in North Goa while their parents were having food nearby.

At that time, a group of 11 visitors who arrived from Pune district, started clicking pictures of the girl, Dalvi had earlier said.

When the boy objected to the group taking photos of his sister, they allegedly slapped and beat him.
Dalvi, quoting the complaint filed by siblings’ parents
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The Calangute police had arrested all the accused on 30 May before they could leave the state.

Besides the two juveniles, the other nine accused are in the age group of 18 to 30 years, police said. The accused included some students and salesmen working in different companies.

Offences were registered against all the accused under IPC sections 354 (molestation), 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting) and 323 (causing hurt), and relevant provisions of the Goa Children's Act, the police added.

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