Goa: Nigerian accused of rape sent to three-day police custody

The Nigerian national, accused of abducting and raping a woman in Goa, was on Tuesday sent to three-day-police custody by a Mapusa court.

The police, which nabbed the 41-year-old rape accused from Panvel railway station on Monday, produced him before the Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court in Mapusa, after having booked him under IPC Sections 365, 506, 342, and 376.

According to reports, the Nigerian national is accused of raping a 31-year-old Goan woman. In her complaint, the victim has accused two African men of raping and abducting her while she was on her way to Parra. Following the incident, Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar called for a strict law to deport foreign offenders within a month of the alleged crime.

He accused Nigerians of resorting to crimes to extend the duration of their stay in the country. “Nigerian students come to study here, file FIRs and build a court case and try to stay in India. They get involved in unwanted things like drugs,” Parulekar told reporters yesterday.