Maid death: Girl 12 not 15; family booked

Investigations into the missing domestic help whose remains were recently found at Mirabag have revealed that the girl was 12 and not 15 years old as stated by her employers.

Sources at the Curchorem police station said an offence under sections of the Goa Children's Act has been booked against the Barreto family and for not intimating the Child Welfare Board as mandated by the Act.

Police are also probing why the missing report was filed by Aurin Barreto only on October 11, when the girl disappeared on September 26. Her skeletal remains were found in a cashew plantation on November 6.

The girl, identified as Sharanamma Viresh Amu Dukappa, was a native of Hulgunchi, Raichur, Karnataka. Police sources said a police team is in Andhra Pradesh to trace her parents. [TOI]