Goa education minister’s son booked for raping German girl

October 14th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monseratte’s son Rohit, who was booked Tuesday for the rape of a 14-year-old German girl, eluded the police team that had gone to the minister’s bungalow to arrest him. Superintendent of Police (North) Bosco George told mediapersons Tuesday evening that Education Minister Monseratte had also been made an abettor to the crime.

“We have served a notice at Rohit’s home, asking him to report to the Calangute police station as soon as possible,” said George.

The complaint, which was filed by the victim’s mother Fadela Fuchs Oct 2, was registered after 12 days Tuesday at 12.10 p.m.

Fuchs had claimed that the police “preferred her not to pursue the complaint”.

She claimed in her complaint that her 14-year-old daughter had been sexually and mentally abused by Monseratte’s son Rohit.

She had also claimed that the minister’s wife had also approached her, asking her to drop the complaint against her 21-year-old son.

Fuch’s counsel Aires Roderigues was severely injured Monday night after he was assaulted by a group of masked attackers.

Aires alleged at a crowded press conference Tuesday morning that Monseratte had masterminded the attack.

“Monseratte’s friends and some other highly-placed persons have been calling me to drop Fuchs’ brief. They had warned me that something like this would happen,” claimed Aires who lost two fingers in the attack.

The police have arrested three people in connection with the assault and all the three accused hail from Monseratte’s constituency, Taleigao.

Monseratte told the media that he was not involved in the attack on Aires, claiming that some political mastermind had planned the conspiracy.

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