GOA RAPE

  • Goa rape victim's father threatens to go on hunger strike February 6, 2013

    Panaji: The father of the sevenyearold girl, who was raped in a Goa school toilet on January 14, has threatened to sit on a hunger strike in front of the school if culprits are not arrested. The girl's father has been upset over police's failure to arrest the school staff,...
  • Goa schools to install CCTVs to ensure children's safety January 27, 2013

    Panaji: From mobile jammers to CCTV cameras to barbed wires, Goa's schools are taking no chances ever since the spinechilling rape of a sevenyearold girl in a school toilet on January 15 shocked the state. With the rapist still untraced and on the run and a team of over a...
  • Goa rape: Probe into official's alleged 'insensitive' remark January 19, 2013

    Panaji: The school management has initiated an inquiry into the alleged insensitive statement made by a school official to the parent of the sevenyearold victim who was raped in a school at Vasco town of Goa. An inquiry has been initiated after the father of the girl claimed that "one...
  • Goa rape: School tried to destroy evidence, allege victim's parents January 17, 2013

    Panaji: The parents of a minor girl, who was raped in a Goa school four days back, have alleged that the school staff tried to destroy the evidence of the crime. "School teachers washed her clothes, gave her bath and cleaned the toilet after the sexual assault," the parents alleged. ...
  • Aussie woman 'raped' in Goa; one held April 20, 2010

    Panaji: A Nigerian man has been arrested for raping an Australian at Goas Palolem beach, police said on Tuesday. Obi Okaroafor, 25, was arrested on Sunday and has been sent to 14day police custody. The woman, 28, in her complaint at Canacona police station alleged that Okaroafor raped her on Saturday...
  • Russian tourists bad for Goa: BJP leader February 21, 2010

    Panaji: Russians tourists who come to Goa have "all kinds of vices", the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state unit chief Laxmikant Parsenkar on Sunday said, calling on Goans not to "encourage them too much". Parsenkar, legislator from the coastal constituency of Mandrem, was speaking at a gram sabha (village council) meeting...
  • Goa: Main accused in Russian girl rape case held January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: The Goa government has just about saved its face. Under fire after a 9yearold Russian girl was raped, the arrest of the main accused Aman Bhardwaj which was made in Chembur in Mumbai on Friday, has come as some relief. Meanwhile, his accomplice Anil Raguvanshi, who was caught...
  • Goa cops arrest one for Russian girl's rape January 29, 2010

    Panaji: Goa Police on Friday arrested one of the accused in the rape case of nineyearold Russian girl. The accused, Anil Raghuvanshi, was arrested from a bus stop near Pernem in Goa. However, the main accused Aman Bharadwaj is still absconding. "The two accused were employees of a pharma company in Goa....
  • Goa CM to monitor rape case personally January 29, 2010

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, after being pulled up by the Centre and drawing the Russian Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin's ire over the rape of a nineyearold Russian girl, has promised to personally monitor the investigation. "Whenever any such incident has taken place government machinery has swung into...
  • Goa is a safe place for tourists: Goa CM January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: The Goa the police, on Thursday, released the photograph of the suspect who allegedly raped a nineyearold Russian girl. The state government said that they are doing all they can to nab the accused, allegedly a tourist from Uttar Pradesh. However, these assurances are sounding hollow in the...
  • Goa cops release photo of suspected Russian girl rapist January 28, 2010

    Panaji The accused involved in the rape of a nineyearold Russian girl was today identified by Goa police as a man from Uttar Pradesh working for a local pharma firm and both he and his colleague who has also been implicated in the crime are absconding. The breakthrough for the police in...
  • Goa ministers indulge in politics over rape cases January 28, 2010

    Panaji: In a veiled attack on Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik in the aftermath of a nineyear old Russian girl being raped on Republic Day, state Tourism Minister Mickky Pacheco said ministers who cannot handle their portfolios should resign. "Ministers, who cannot handle their portfolios, should give them up," Pacheco, a...
  • Russian girl, 9, raped in Goa; complaint filed January 27, 2010

    Panaji: A nineyearold Russian girl was allegedly raped by a tourist in north Goa's Arambol beach, police said in Panaji on Wednesday. According to the police complaint filed by the girl's mother at the Pernem police station on Tuesday evening, the incident happened when she was bathing in the sea at...
  • Clean chit to Goa cop in Russian rape complaint case January 5, 2010

    Panaji: The Goa Police on Tuesday gave a clean chit to a police inspector who had faced the charge of forcing a Russian resident to tone down her rape complaint against a Goa politician to molestation. The clean chit followed a formal "departmental inquiry" in which the Russian victim's statement was...
  • Goa rape case: SC won't interfere with HC order January 4, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with a Bombay High Court order which had cancelled the anticipatory bail granted to Goa politician John Fernandes accused of raping a Russian girl. A Bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and A K Patnaik said the twelvethirteen injuries on the victim...
  • Was offered cash to withdraw case: Russian 'rape' victim December 21, 2009

    Panaji: A Russian girl, who was allegedly raped by Goabased politician John Fernandes, has claimed that the accused's associates offered her money to withdraw the case. The 25yearold Russian girl, in a verbal complaint to the Crime Branch, claimed that a friend of Fernandes, who was declared 'absconding' by a...
  • Goa rape: CM puts security onus on tourists December 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The Goa Chief Minister is at it again. After virtually blaming the Russian girl who was allegedly raped by a politician for being raped, Digambar Kamat on Thursday put the onus of security on tourists themselves. He said they should follow a code of conduct in...
  • Sensible leaders for Goa December 17, 2009

    The culprit is clear and visible to Goa politicians when a foreign tourist is raped or assaulted in the stateit is the rape victim herself. Shantaram Naik, Congress MP from Goa, shocked the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday when he accused the media of playing up rape cases in his state and...
  • Goa rape: Russian Consulate for more protection of citizens December 16, 2009

    Goa: John Fernandes, the man accused of allegedly raping a Russian national is absconding. His anticipatory bail was cancelled on Tuesday. The Russian Consulate in Mumbai is now asking for more protection for its citizens. ...
  • NCW slams Cong MP's remarks on Goa rape victim December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday termed as "derogatory and irresponsible" the remarks of a Congress MP from Goa on the alleged rape of a Russian woman in the state. "The remark is derogatory and irresponsible. Rape is rape and cannot be classified on a...
  • Goa rape suspect flees December 16, 2009

    Panaji: John Fernandes, accused of raping a Russian woman in Goa, has gone missing after his anticipatory bail was cancelled by the high court on Tuesday, police said on Wednesday. Fernandes, who allegedly raped the 25yearold woman in the wee hours of December 2, had been granted anticipatory bail by...
  • Goa MP clarifies his remarks on Russian girl's rape December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: After he made some shocking remarks on the alleged rape of a Russian woman in Goa, which evoked a lot of protest from the Opposition, especially women members in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Congress MP Shantaram Naik has clarified and said that he was misunderstood. Don't misunderstand...
  • Goa politicians hold rape victims guilty December 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was outraged when a Congress MP from Goa on Tuesday accused the media of playing up rape cases in his state and said a rape victim who was friends with strangers should be treated differently. Shantaram Naik, who was speaking about the alleged rape of 25yearold...
  • Media fixated on white skin: minister December 11, 2009

    Panaji: Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco fears that rapes and assaults on tourists may make Goa the rape capital of India, but his Cabinet colleague blames foreigners. Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao on Friday blamed the media for taking up the cause of the "whiteskinned tourists". "When Scarlett died in Goa, what...
  • Goa becoming 'rape capital' of India: Minister December 11, 2009

    Panaji: Goa Tourism Minister Fransisco Pacheco said on Friday that the state may gain notoriety as the "rape capital" of Indiaa statement made after a series of incidents of assault on women tourists in recent years. In a letter to Chief Minister Digamber Kamat, a copy of which is with PTI,...
  • Rape victim should not have gone out alone at night: Goa CM December 10, 2009

    Goa CM Digambar Kamath says the Russian woman who was allegedly raped shouldn't have been out late at night with men. ...
  • Goa: Russian girl alleges assault by 'rapist's' aides December 9, 2009

    Panaji: The Russian girl, who was allegedly raped by a Goa politician, has claimed that a group of people linked to the accused tried to assault her outside a court. The incident took place on Tuesday when the 25yearold girl was apparently returning after the district and sessions court which...
  • Goa: Alleged rape accused gets bail December 8, 2009

    New Delhi: John Fernandes, the local politician accused in the rape of a Russian tourist, has got bail, which means the police will not be able to interrogate Fernandes. There was more relief for him with the police telling court that the victim showed no physical signs of forced...
  • Goa: Second test on Russian girl rules out rape December 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Days after news of alleged rape of a Russian tourist by a local politician in Goa, contradictory medical reports are adding more steam to the controversy. A second medical report now suggests that she may not have been raped after all The report rules out forceful...
  • Frame rape charges against Goa min son: court April 30, 2009

    Panaji: A children's court in Panaji has ordered framing of charges against Rohit Monserrate, son of Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate. Rohit is accused of raping and sending vulgar messages to a minor German girl. Setting aside the arguments put forth by Rohit's counsel, Goa Children's Court president Desmond D'Costa observed...