The Goa police on Friday arrested Aman Bharadwaj and Anil Raghuvanshi, accused in the nine-year-old Russian girl’s sexual assault case.
They are employees of a Goan pharmaceutical company situated at Dhargal village, a place close to Arambol beach where the sexual assault took place on Tuesday evening.
While Raghuvanshi (27), the alleged accomplice, was picked up from the Panaji bus stand on Friday morning, Bharadwaj, the main accused, was arrested in Mumbai by a team of Goa police later in the evening.
Goa Deputy Inspector General of Police told mediapersons at the State Police headquarters on Friday evening that a Magistrate’s Court in north Goa had given seven-day judicial remand to Bharadwaj. The police have sought permission for his identification parade.
The DIG said Raghuvanshi had apparently left Goa for Bangalore on Thursday but returned mid-way. The police arrested him at the city bus stand on Friday morning and took him to the Pernem police station of north Goa for interrogation.
Bharadwaj hails from Uttar Pradesh and Raghuvanshi is from Madhya Pradesh.
Arambol beach is around 45 km. from Panaji. The mother of the victim is a practising doctor from Russia. She is in Goa for a month’s holiday along with her daughter.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed Chairperson of Goa State Women’s Commission Ezilda Sapeco said the Women’s Commission would seek all details of the case from the State police.