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50-yr-old held for assaulting minor girl

Margao: The Maina Curtorim police, on Sunday, informed that they have arrested a 50-year-old person from Sao Jose de Areal for allegedly assaulting/ using criminal force on a minor girl with an intention to outrage her modesty.

The police disclosed the name of the alleged accused as Madusudan Mahapatra, from Odisha.

The police informed that Madusudan has been arrested under Section 354, Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act and also under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

The police said that, as per the complaint, the alleged accused came in contact with the victim girl, who is mentally unsound, and took her for a drive where he outraged her modesty.

“Following the complaint, the alleged accused was summoned and interrogated and during the course of interrogation it was revealed that he has committed the offence,” the police stated.

The victim girl was referred to Hospicio Hospital, Margao for medical examination, said the police, adding, the alleged accused was also sent for medical examination.

The police informed that they are awaiting medical examination report and that further action will be taken in the case.

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