Panaji, July 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a Nepali national was arrested on Thursday by Goa Police for raping and sodomising his biological daughter, a stepdaughter and sodomising his stepson, all of them minors.
Police said the accused 39-year-old casual labourer was arrested after the school in which the three children were admitted to in South Goa’s Vasco sub-district, noticed something amiss in their body language whenever they were in the proximity of male teachers.
“We have arrested the accused. Formal statements of the victims are currently being recorded,” South Goa Superintendent of Police Shekhar Prabhudesai told IANS.
The Nepali man has been booked for rape, sodomy and assault under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Goa Children’s Act.
The accused’s daughter is seven years old, stepdaughter is 11, and stepson is 13 years old, police said.
Police said the Nepali man had travelled to Goa from Chandigarh, where he was living with his previous wife, with who he had a daughter, the eldest of the three who have been sexually assaulted.
“He came from Chandigarh to Goa a couple of years back with his daughter and married another woman, who already had two children,” a police official said.
“When the school authorities noticed the unusual body language, they called a counsellor who managed to convince the children to share the story, following which the first information report was filed,” the official said.