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Man held for raping British tourist in Goa

He was picked up from railway station

The South Goa police arrested a 30-year-old man belonging to Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, on the charge of raping a 42-year-old British tourist and robbing her of her belongings on Thursday morning.

Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Arvind Gawas told The Hindu that CCTV footage obtained from the site of the incident and the local railway station helped them track down the accused, Ram Chandrappa, the same evening.

The victim was proceeding from the Canacona railway station to her guesthouse near Palolem beach after missing a train when the accused chased her into the nearby fields and raped her around 4.30 a.m. Police said he then fled with her bag, which contained ₹20,000 in cash.

“We arrested him from the Margao railway station,” Mr. Gawas said.

The victim has been a regular visitor to Goa for the last several years.

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