Arpora man held for raping minor

Arpora man held for raping minor

Mapusa: A resident of Arpora was arrested by Anjuna police on Tuesday for allegedly raping a minor girl from Mapusa under the pretext of marriage, police said.

Police arrested Gaurish Divkar, 24, resident of Maina Bhati in Arpora, after a 16- -year-old girl from Mapusa complained that she was sexually used by the accused for over two years promising to marry her.

The victim complained that the accused had sexual intercourse with her on many occasions at places including Chandel in Pernem and in Arpora and outside the state as well.

According to the complainant, the accused was not ready to fulfill his promise and was trying to avoid her.

The girl, on Tuesday, lodged a complaint at the Anjuna police station.

Anjuna police, acting on the complaint, arrested the accused. Police have registered the offence under Section 376 of IPC, Section 8 of Goa Children Act and Section 4 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

PI Paresh Naik is further investigating the case.


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