Second accused in minor rape case still absconding: Police

 

Margao police are on the lookout for the second accused person in the rape of a minor that took place on Wednesday morning.
 
"The second accused is still absconding and efforts to search and locate him are currently underway," said Margao P I Sudesh Naik, speaking to TOI on Friday. On Wednesday, a16-year-old girl was raped by two persons at different locations. While one of the accused is a classmate of the victim and also a minor, the police are verifying the identity of the second accused, who is believed to be around 20 to 22 years of age.
 
"We have interrogated and recorded the statements of the first accused and we have also recorded the statements of witnesses in the case," added Naik. The first accused, being a minor, has been remanded to Apna Ghar.
 
Margao police booked an offence against the accused under Sections 363, 341, 376, 342 of the IPC and Section 8 of the Goa Children's Act. Police officials had stated that the first accused lured the girl to accompany him to a Margao cinema hall to watch a movie by skipping classes and after watching the movie together, the accused is believed to have taken the victim to a toilet within the complex and had sexual intercourse with her.
 
Both are students of a higher secondary school, near Margao. Margao police said that the second accused, who was unknown to the victim, came to the KTC bus stand on a bike, and forcibly took the girl to some unidentified, isolated place where he raped her.
 
The girl, in her complaint, said the accused also took video clippings of the act. [TOI]