The numbers have witnessed a consistent rise in sexual assaults all over the state
Margao: In all 16 minor girls were raped in South Goa up to October this year when the total rapes registered were 24 and in 11 cases the rapist of the minor girl was migrant including one case where the rapist himself was a minor.
While there were 24 rape cases registered the number of rapists involved in them is 29 as in two cases three persons raped the same person including a minor and in one case two persons raped again a minor girl.
Incidentally the highest number of rape cases were registered in Vasco where six cases were reported with four migrants raping a minor girl after kidnapping her. In one case the migrant rapist was a minor himself and is lodged in Apna Ghar.
But the tragedy of this case was that the rapist’s friend Sidharth Gosavi who is working for the Goa Police kidnapped the minor girl and took her to his aunty’s house where he raped her. Sidharth was placed under suspension.
In one case registered at Canacona Police Station that was C finalized a German girl complained against one Kanay alias Boy Pagi from Palolem that not only did he have sex with her promising to marry her but also lured her to give him 3000 Euros with which he rebuilt his house and then refused to marry the German girl.
Colva Police registered two rape cases that caught everyone’s attention. While one was the infamous gang rape where three young tourists from Madhya Pradesh gang raped a young Goan girl on 24th May, the other was the one where a foreigner raped a foreigner on 30th March 2018 at Zuri White Sand Hotel.
In one case registered at Canacona Police Station a six year old girl was raped by three migrants including two from Assam. However as the three took her away to different places at different times it could not be termed a gang rape.
Four women complained that the accused not only lured her to having sex with him but continued it for some time by promising to marry her but then refuse to marry. In three cases, the popular social media WhatsApp was used to compel the victim to having sex with the perpetrator.
Even the neighbourhood is not very safe for girls as most of the kidnappers of the minor girls were living in the neighbourhood and in one case reported at Carmona the minor girl was kidnapped by her neighbor who after raping her dropped her at her friend’s house.
While Vasco Police Station registered the highest number of six rape cases, four each were registered at Colva and Fatorda, three were registered at Canacona, two cases were registered at Verna and Cuncolim and one each were registered at Margao Town, Maina Curtorim and Mormugao.