After providing her a therapeutic massage, an Indian man allegedly rap*ed a British tourist in front of her husband on a beach in Goa.
A 32-year-old Indian man has been arrested on suspicion of rap*ing a British tourist on a Goa beach.
After providing to offer her a mud tub, the accused allegedly as*saulted the girl in front of her husband at Arambol Beach.
Joel D’souza approached the girl and her companion on the beach on June 2, 2022. He pretended to be a masseuse and proposed a mud tub to her.
He drew her to Candy Water Lake and raped her as a result of she complied.
After consulting her household and the UK consulate, the girl notified the police on June 6.
D’souza was arrested after a FIR was filed at Pernem Police Station below Part 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code.
He was not a skilled masseuse, in line with the police, and he took benefit of the girl as a result of she was a tourist.
D’souza is considered a member of a gang that gives unlawful massages at Arambol Beach.
Beforehand, D’souza labored as a college librarian.
“We’ve contacted the related police station to acquire his earlier data,” a police officer mentioned. He isn’t employed as a librarian at the second.”
The sufferer was rushed to the hospital for therapy.
The British Overseas Workplace mentioned in a assertion:
“A British nationwide in Goa is receiving consular help from us.”
Unlawful therapeutic massage parlours, hawkers, and touts working in Goa have been focused by the police.
“We’ll take motion in opposition to unlawful therapeutic massage parlours,” mentioned Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
“I’ve already advised the cops that every one unlawful therapeutic massage parlours can be shut down beginning tomorrow,” he mentioned.
“Solely these with a spa and wonder parlour licence, in addition to those that are registered with the well being, police, and tourism departments, can be permitted to function.”
“There needs to be Ayurvedic practitioners in Ayurvedic panchakarma centres, therapeutic massage parlours.”
Superintendent of Police for North Goa, Shobhit Saksena, said that officers have begun to behave, saying:
“Vacationers must also remember that cross-massage is prohibited in Goa, which means that males can solely be massaged by a male masseuse and females can solely be massaged by a feminine masseuse.”
“Hawkers and touts are additionally being severely reprimanded.”
“Individuals are additionally suggested to not use guides or touts, and to not purchase something from hawkers.
“In the final month, over a hundred hawkers have been booked.”