British woman ‘raped by man offering massage’ near Arambol Beach in Goa, India

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Police in Goa say they have filed a case of rape after a British woman made a report of sexual assault

A man has been arrested accused of the rape of a British woman in Goa.

According to reports the woman is alleged to have been sexually assaulted by a man who was offering massage services.

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The woman had been on holiday at the popular tourist destination in India - she was reportedly at Sweet Water Lake near the popular Arambol beach ,with her partner when the incident happened on 2 June.

The woman lodged a complaint at Pernem Police Station on Monday after speaking with family and seeking assistance from the British Embassy in India.

Arrest made hours after complaint filed

Police reportedly arrested a 32-year-old man within hours of a complaint being filed.

A senior police official told Indian news site republicworld.com “The accused has been arrested and further investigation is underway.

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Both the 32-year-old man and the woman were taken to a nearby hospital to undergo medical examinations.

The Daily Telegraph reports that police said the woman was on the beach and her partner had gone for a walk at the time she was offered a mud bath.

 Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape of a British woman on a beach in Arambol, Goa.  Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape of a British woman on a beach in Arambol, Goa.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape of a British woman on a beach in Arambol, Goa. | saiko3p - stock.adobe.com

Shobit Saxena, a senior superintendent with Goa Police, told the newspaper: “We have filed a case of rape against the accused and arrested him.”

The accused is expected to appear before a local court next Monday.

A spokesperson from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: “We are providing consular support to a British national in Goa.”

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