Russian duo allege cheating, rape


 Two Russian tourists who have filed criminal complaints against a father and son who run a real estate company have demanded their immediate arrest as they wait for police to take appropriate action against the duo.
The tourists, along with a NGO Bailancho Ekvott, on Monday said they had complained to Quepem police accusing the father and son of rape, cheating and threatening to kill them.
The first tourist said she had purchased a studio apartment from the accused at Quepem, in 2010 but within a year of this purchase, the father said he would not give her the documents of the flat unless she slept with him.
"He threatened that if I did not submit to his demands he would complain that I was a prostitute. He also threatened that he would speak with his son who could make my life hell and could even kill me," the first tourist said. She further alleged that Quepem police were protecting the father and son, a charge denied by Quepem police.
The tourist added that in 2010 she took the second tourist to see the flat and that she paid 50,000 and advance of 2 lakh for the studio apartments and at that time the father took the contact number of the second tourist.
The second tourist said she was contacted by the father in 2012 on Skype and following their correspondence he proposed marriage to her and even bought her tickets to Goa. She said the father booked a place for her at Colva but she paid the rent for two months and during these months he began to have sexual contact with her under the promise of marrying her and took possession of her documents for the rented place, passbook and all her money amounting to 5,500 dollars to invest in a coffee shop at Cavelossim.
When he refused to return her documents and demanded that she have sex with him or he would tell everyone that she was a prostitute, the tourist left the Colva flat and stayed with a friend in North Goa and when she asked the father for her documents so that she could book a return ticket, she alleged that he was violent with her and threatened to kill her.
While the accused are not originally from Goa, they are believed to be currently out of the country.
Quepem police said an FIR had been filed against the son and not the father. The son had obtained anticipatory bail and investigations are underway. [TOI]