Nigerian accused of raping Goan woman arrested

May 30, 2016 03:20 pm | Updated 03:20 pm IST - Panaji

The Goa police on Monday arrested a Nigerian accused of raping a local woman.

Based on a complaint filed by the woman alleging kidnap and rape on Saturday, the police had booked the unidentified Nigerian.

Superintendent of Police north Umesh Gaonkar confirmed while talking to The Hindu on Monday that a team of Mapusa police from North Goa caught the accused at Panvel, who was trying to escape from Goa in a train. He will be brought to Goa by evening, he said.

As per the complaint, the woman was travelling towards Parra, on her bike. She was waved down by two Nigerians. When she halted, one of the two men sat on her bike, asking her at the knifepoint to travel to his room.

The frightened woman rode to his room at Assagao where the Nigerian raped her.

The police have filed a case under sections 365, 506, 342, 376 of the Indian Penal Code.

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