One held in rape case

MARGAO: A 21-year-old girl working for a private company in Margao has been sexually abused at her workplace.

The Margao police have registered the case under Sections 342, 376, 506 (ii) of IPC for raping, confining and threatening the victim following a complaint filed by the victim girl, and have arrested the alleged accused. According to the police, the alleged accused, Rajanish Kumar Singh, a resident of St Cruz, Panaji, was produced in the court of law and seven days remand has been taken by the police.

According to information received from the police, the rape victim was working in a record room of the private company’s office in Margao and the alleged accused was her supervisor.

According to the information available from Margao police sources, the victim girl is a resident of Margao. In her complaint lodged with the police, she alleged that on December 19, between 3.30 pm and 4.15 pm at Margao, the alleged accused wrongfully confined her in the office premises at Margao and had forceful sexual intercourse with her and further threatened to kill her if she disclosed anything about it to any person.

Margao police said that the private company has two offices, one at Margao and another at Panaji, where some girls work as salesgirls. Police said that there were two girls employed in the record room of the company’s office at Margao.

Police investigation has revealed that on December 19, the girl came to her office as usual, and while she was working, the alleged accused along with two of his friends came to the office. Police said that all three were working for a company. Out of the three persons, two went out to Margao town in connection with their work while the alleged accused waited back in the office. Seeing that the girl was alone in the office, the alleged accused closed the office door and later wrongfully confined the victim in the office and had forceful intercourse with her.

Police said that the alleged accused was arrested based on the complaint filed and details given by the victim. Police said that the alleged accused and the girl have been medically examined at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim. Police said that the alleged accused is presently admitted in the Hospicio Hospital in Margao and police guard has been posted. PSI Ms Sudiksha Naik is investigating the case. [NT]