Woman raped in north Goa, two Nigerian nationals named as accused

A woman was allegedly raped by a Nigerian national near Mapusa town in North Goa district, police have said.

The 39-year-old woman was waylaid by two Nigerian nationals at Parra village on Sunday, a police spokesman said.

One of the two men took her to a room at knifepoint and raped her, he said.

File photo of Goa police. AFP

File photo of Goa police. AFP

According to an FIR filed at the Mapusa police station, the victim claimed that she was riding a scooter along a desolate road in Parra, around 10 km from Panaji, late on Saturday when she was accosted by the two accused, who stopped her and took her to their rented room in a nearby village by threatening her at knife-point.

A case has been registered under relevant sections of IPC, he said, adding further investigation is on.

A police official attached to the Mapusa police station said that an FIR has been filed against unknown accused for rape and kidnapping.

"We have filed an FIR under sections 365, 506, 342 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code. We are on the lookout for the accused who the victim has claimed were of African origin," the official said.

Police said that nearby police stations as well as those at the state's borders had been alerted in an effort to trace the accused.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: May 30, 2016 12:51 PM

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