Police in Goa say they have filed a rape case after a British woman filed a sexual assault complaint
A man accused of raping a British woman has been arrested in Goa.
The woman was reportedly sexually assaulted by a man offering massages.
The woman was on vacation at the popular tourist destination in India – she was reportedly with her partner at Sweet Water Lake, near the popular Arambol beach, when the incident happened on June 2.
The woman filed a complaint with Pernem Police Station on Monday after speaking to family and asking for help at the British Embassy in India.
Arrest came hours after the complaint was filed
Police reportedly arrested a 32-year-old man within hours of a complaint being made.
A senior police official told Indian news site republicworld.com: “The accused has been arrested and further investigations are ongoing.”
Both the 32-year-old man and woman were taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluations.
The Daily Telegraph reports that police said the woman was on the beach and her partner was out for a walk when she was offered a mud bath.
Shobit Saxena, a senior Goa Police Superintendent, told the newspaper: “We have filed a case of rape against the accused and arrested him.”
The accused is due to appear in court next Monday.
A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: “We are providing consular assistance to a British national in Goa.”
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