British woman, security guards assaulted at Verem


A British national walking with a dog was allegedly assaulted on Sunday by a person at Verem beach. Later three persons who tried to help her were also assaulted by a group of around seven people.
Police sources said that around 12 people were partying at the beach on Sunday evening, when the British woman walking a dog lost her grip on the leash. The dog proceeded towards the people and started barking. Fearing being bitten by the dog, one person from the group got into a heated argument with the foreigner and allegedly slapped her on her face and pushed her to the ground.
Police sources said the British woman brought this to the notice of her host in Goa. Two security guards and one local person accompanied the foreigner tourist to the spot to question the person. When the group saw the three persons with the lady some more people joined and allegedly assaulted the two security guards and the other person, sources said.
Police sources said that the group escaped on learning that police had been informed about the incident.
The three persons who were allegedly assaulted have complained and provided the registration number of a four-wheeler and two motorcycles on which the group had escaped.
Porvorim police have sent the complainants for medical examination and registered a case of assault and rioting. [TOI]