Karnataka man arrested for raping Russian minor girl at Goa resort

Panaji: The Goa Police on Thursday have arrested a man from his home town in Karnataka for allegedly raping a 12-year-old Russian girl at a resort in Arambol in North Goa, where he worked as a room attendant, an official informed.

The accused Ravi Lamani (28), a married man, was arrested by a team of Pernem police on May 10 at Gadag in Karnataka for an incident of sexual assault that took place on May 6. The mother of the victim had lodged a complaint on May 9.

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 the swimming pool.

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.

The accused had fled from the incident.

But within 24 hours of receiving the complaint, the accused was arrested after he was traced in Gadag area.

Later, 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

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