PONDA: Ponda police have arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old school girl at Mardol on Friday. The accused has confessed to the crime. According to Ponda PSI Sachin Panhalkar who is investigating the case, the incident allegedly took place on Thursday afternoon when the girl was proceeding to a tuition class in her village.
As per the complaint lodged by the grandmother of the victim, Krishnanath Dattu Naik, a resident of a village near Mardol in Ponda, stopped the girl while she was on her way to tuition class. He lured her under false pretences and molested her.
The matter came to light when the girl told her grandmother about it after returning home on Thursday evening. Her grandmother then informed the Ponda police and lodged a complaint late that evening. Based on her complaint, the police arrested the accused on Friday. After being arrested the accused was subsequently produced before the JMFC, Ponda, on Friday afternoon where he was remanded to four days police custody.
Based on the statement of the victim's grandmother, the police have registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC along with Section 8 of Children's Act. However, Ponda police inspector C L Patil said they have conducted a medical examination of the accused and the victim and the medical expert at the Goa Medical College and hospital has ruled out that the girl was raped.


diogofichardo said...

The grandmother should have alerted the villages and given the accused a good trashing, I for one would have castrated him.

Dalia said...

Check if that is not Mickey Mouse!

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