New Delhi: A man was arrested by the Goa Police from his hometown in Karnataka for allegedly sexually assaulting and raping a 12 year-old Russian girl at a resort in North Goa’s Arambol where he worked as a room attendant, said an official, reported by news agency PTI.
The accused, Ravi Lamani, 28 is a married man was arrested on May 10 from Gadag in in Karnataka by a team of Pernem Police for the incident of sexual assault that happened on on May 6. A complaint was filed regarding the same by the mother of rape survivor on May 9, the official added.
The woman complained that her minor daughter was sexually assaulted in the swimming pool of the resort and later inside the hotel room by the accused, who works as a room attendant at the resort, Pernem Police Station inspector, Vikram Naik told PTI.
“As per the complaint, the incident took place when the girl’s mother had gone out to fetch some necessary items from a nearby market in Arambol, leaving her daughter behind in the swimming pool,” he said
Naik added that the accused fled after the incident. “But within 24 hours of receiving the complaint, the accused was arrested after he was traced in Gadag.” he said.
Lamani was booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 (rape), section 8 of the Goa Children’s Act and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, added Naik.