MMS clips on girl circulated, Savoi-Verem youth arrested

PONDA: A 24-year-old youth, Sangum Naik of Savoi-Verem was on Wednesday arrested by the Ponda police for allegedly having unnatural sex with a 17-year-old girl.

He was arrested under Sections 377 (rape), 506(II) (threatening) of Indian Penal Code and Section 8 (2) of Goa Children’s Act.

According to police inspector, Mr C L Patil Naik, the accused used to have sex with the class X student since April this year and that he had even shot MMS clips of the act so that he could use it to blackmail the girl.

The matter came to the fore when the accused circulated the MMS clips recorded on his mobile phone among friends. The victim’s parents, who were then informed about the incident, registered a complaint with the police "after they disagreed to compromise on the case."

"I called members of both the families to inform the police about what had transpired at the meeting held to compromise the issue. The accused was detained and later arrested after the victim confirmed about the incident," the PI said.

According to sources the accused landed into trouble after he sought help from one of his friends to delete the MMS clips after allegedly circulating it among his friends.

"Further investigations are underway and if found that other friends of the accused were also involved in the case, we will not hesitate to arrest them,"
the PI said.