Vasco rape case not weak, police focused on nabbing accused: CM

Admitting that even though vital evidence has been destroyed, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar assured the House that the case was not weak and the main focus of the police was to nab the accused. He was updating the Assembly on the Vasco rape case investigations.

“Had the teachers and headmistress of the school been alert and sensitized, this incident would not have happened,” the chief minister who is also the home minister said, informing that the accused was seen in the school campus three times within half an hour and no action was taken.

“The case is leading to nowhere, except that there is a sketch and the victim girl is in a position to identify the person.”

Parrikar who seemed angered over the fact that the school headmistress had destroyed the vital clues by having the girl and her clothes washed, after the incident, said that the only clue in the hands of the police was the sketch of the accused.

Parrikar said that the girl was subjected to (forceful) sexual intercourse (rape) has been confirmed by the medical examination and that reports of swab samples sent to CFSL Hyderabad are awaited. [H]