UK woman to be present for ID parade in Goa rape case

A 32-year-old British woman was assaulted and raped near Panaji in January 2008.

Written by Agencies | Panaji | Published:March 3, 2009 3:04 pm

Goa police have applied to the chief Judicial Magistrate to expedite the process of identification parade in connection with the rape of a British national.

A 32-year-old British woman was assaulted and raped near Panaji in January 2008.

After a year long search,police had arrested 26-year-old Lowrence Dias last month.

“The victim has said that she will be available for the identification parade. We have requested chief judicial magistrate (CJM) to expedite the identification parade,” Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo said.

He said the statements of witnesses are also being recorded under section 164 of IPC. “There are witnesses for this case but we don’t want to divulge anything further,” he said.

Police sources confirmed that the victim who had returned to UK after the incident is currently back in Goa on a holiday.

The British woman who was returning after attending a musical show in Panaji was allegedly assaulted and raped by the accused who had offered her lift back home.

According to the complaint filed with Panaji police,after raping the British woman,the accused allegedly dumped her on the main highway and fled.

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