Another Shocker: Goa Minister Calls Gangrape Accused ‘Naive’

Stray incidents like these happen in a tourist destination like Goa, says minister on rape.

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The sorry saga of politicians making ill-advised comments in issues of rape continues.

The latest to join the list is Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, who has courted controversy after he described the accused in the gangrape of two Delhi-based women in the state as “naive”. He also chose to dismiss the crime as a stray incident.

Such stray incidents are bound to take place in a busy tourist destination like Goa. The boys are ‘nadaan’ (naive) and they have small crimes registered against them... this will not happen in future.
– Dilip Parulekar, Goa Tourism Minister

When asked whether the incident has spoilt Goa’s reputation, Parulekar retorted: “The women involved were not Goan, they were from Delhi.”

Two Delhi based women were allegedly raped by a group of five men on Monday night in Anjuna village. The women were taken to a flat by the accused posing as Anti Narcotic Cell policemen before being raped.

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