Rape-accused swimming coach sent to judicial custody



Swimming coach Surajit
Ganguly, who has been arrested by Mapusa police for allegedly raping a minor
girl training under him in Goa, was on Friday sent to judicial custody by the
Mapusa JMFC and later lodged in modern central jail at Colvale.

Meanwhile, the team of
Mapusa police that had travelled to West Bengal to record statement of victim
and her parents has completed process of recording statement and has returned

Deputy Superintendent of
Police Gajanan Prabhudesai informed, “that Ganguly’s presence is not required
by us as we have completed his part of investigation and once we complete
remaining part of investigation, we will file a charge-sheet by end of this
month or early next month.”

It may be recalled that
on September 5, the Mapusa police had registered an offence against Ganguly
after a two-page complaint written in Bengali was filed by the victim’s father.
The complaint was emailed to the Mapusa police by the Rishra police station in
Hoogly district of West Bengal.

Police have booked
Ganguly under Section 451 (trespass), Section 354 (molestation), Section 376
(rape) and Section 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code;
Section 8 of the Goa Children’s Act and sections 6 and 8 of Protection of
Children from Sexual Offences Act. Police said that the accused had
molested the girl between March 14 and August 28 this year when she was
training under him.

In this connection,
Ganguly was arrested in New Delhi. Mapusa police is further investigating the

Source:: The Navhind Times

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