On Goa beach, girl gang-raped in front of her boyfriend

Shalini Ojha


On Goa beach, girl gang-raped in front of her boyfriend

26 May 2018: On Goa beach, girl gang-raped in front of her boyfriend

A woman was allegedly gang-raped in front of her boyfriend in Sernabhatim beach, around 50 km away from Panaji.

The incident took place on Thursday and there have been no arrests in the case so far.

The police are yet to identify the accused and have launched an investigation, in the case that happened in South Goa.

Here are more details.

The horror: Accused stripped the couple, demanded money, then raped girl

The accused accosted the couple on the beach, police said.

"They stripped the couple, clicked their photographs and demanded money," a senior police officer told.

The accused then raped the girl said to be in her 20s, in front of her boyfriend.

South Goa Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas said the girl was sent for medical examination and reports are awaited.

Statistics speak: Goa attracts tourists, but is it safe?

A report of 2017 shed light on Goa's crimes. From 62 rape cases in 2016, 70 rape cases were registered in the state in 2017.

Another report of 2016 put Goa in the second position (after Delhi) for crime against foreign nationals.

Considering, Goa is one of the major tourist attractions of the country, the crimes rates don't paint a good picture.