Goa Russian rape: Accused still at large, consulate not informed

Panaji, May 3 : Five days after a 25-year-old Russian national was allegedly raped by a beach resort owner in the beach village of Morjim, located in the chief minister’s constituency of Mandrem, neither has the accused been arrested yet, nor has the Russian consulate been informed about the crime.

“As of current date we have not received either any claims from the mentioned victim or information from the Goan police with the person’s name. Consulate General in Mumbai and Honorary Consulate in Goa are ready to provide this Russian national with any assistance within their competence,” a spokesperson for the Russian consulate in Mumbai told IANS over email.

Morjim village in North Goa, located around 30 kms from Panaji is part of Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s electoral constituency of Mandrem and is a popular haunt for tourists from Russia.

On an average nearly 1.5 lakh Russian tourists visit the coastal state from October to March every year.

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