50-yr-old held for assaulting minor girl

Margao: The Maina Curtorim police, on Sunday, informed
that they have arrested a 50-year-old person from Sao Jose de
Areal for allegedly assaulting/ using criminal force on a minor girl with
an intention to outrage her modesty.

The police disclosed the name of the alleged
accused as Madusudan Mahapatra, from Odisha.

The police informed that Madusudan has been arrested
under Section 354, Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act and also under the
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

The police said that, as per the complaint, the
alleged accused came in contact with the victim girl, who
is mentally unsound, and took her for a drive where
he outraged her modesty.

“Following the complaint, the alleged accused was
summoned and interrogated and during the course of interrogation it was
revealed that he has committed the offence,” the police stated.

The victim girl was referred to Hospicio Hospital,
Margao for medical examination, said the police, adding, the alleged
accused was also sent for medical examination.

The police informed that they are awaiting medical
examination report and that further action will be taken in the case.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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