Police arrest one for molesting 4 school girls

The Konkan Railway police on Saturday arrested one person, aged 33 and a native of Gokak in Karnataka, for allegedly molesting four school-going children in Margao. Police said that the four victim girls reside in a slum area at Galconda near Navelim.

Of the four victims, two children are aged 10, while the third one is 11-years-old and the fourth victim is a seven-year-old girl. Police said that one of the victims is a Class 4 student, while two of them study in Class 3 and the fourth child is a Class one student in a government primary school.

According to information available from Konkan Railway police, there is a possibility that two of the children may have been sexually abused by the alleged accused. All the four victim girls have been referred to the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim for medical examination. Police said that the alleged accused has also been sent to the GMC for medical examination and the reports are awaited.

According to police inspector, Mr Vincy Paes of the Konkan Railway police station, the name of the alleged accused arrested is Vengappa Yellapa Kundri. Police said that they have contacted the Gokak police station to find out details of the accused. Police said that the accused used to help out some fruit vendors in the Gandhi market to earn his livelihood. They said that as per the complaint lodged, the accused gave chocolates to the children and allegedly molested them on their way to school. [NT]