Goa Police on lookout for two Africans in rape, kidnap case

Panaji, May 29 (IANS) Police in Goa are on the lookout for two Africans, one of whom allegedly raped a 39-year-old woman at knife-point, a police official said on Sunday.

According to an FIR filed at the Mapusa police station earlier on Sunday, the victim claimed that she was riding a scooter along a desolate road in Parra, around 10 km from Panaji, late on Saturday when she was accosted by the two accused, who stopped her and took her to their rented room in a nearby village by threatening her at knife-point.

The victim has further said that she was raped by one of the two persons in the room where she was forcefully taken to.

While senior police officials have refused to come on record, a police official attached to the Mapusa police station said that an FIR has been filed against unknown accused for rape and kidnapping.

“We have filed an FIR under sections 365, 506, 342 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code. We are on the lookout for the accused who the victim has claimed were of African origin,” the official said.

Police said that nearby police stations as well as those at the state’s borders had been alerted in an effort to trace the accused.

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