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Goa rape: Mother accuses minister's nephew
October 23, 2008 14:35 IST
In another twist to the German minor rape case, the girl's mother on Thursday told police that State Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao's nephew, Warren Alemao, had also sexually abused the 14-year-old girl along with Education Minister Atanasio Monserratte's son Rohit.
"We have submitted to the police the photograph of Warren in a compromising position with the girl traced on the net," Aires Rodrigues, counsel for the mother, told a press conference in Panaji where the German woman Fadela Fuchs was also present.
"We have passed on the information to the police who are investigating the charges against Rohit. If police demands, we will give a formal complaint. But I don't think the complaint is required as the investigating agency is probing the matter from all the angles," Rodrigues said.
Fuchs on October 2 had accused State Education Minister Atanasio Monserratte's son Rohit of raping her daughter. The police, after initial delay, had booked Rohit on October 14. She said that she came to know recently about Warren's involvement in the case and promptly passed on the information to the police. The mother said that she had heard about Warren being her daughter's friend but never met him.
"She has a big friends circle and its intermingling. I had heard these names (Rohit and Warren) but never met them," Fuchs, who is in Goa [Images] for a research project, said. Rodrigues stated that during one of the telephonic conversations, Alemao had conceded involvement of his nephew in this case. "He had named Warren's elder brother. But in the photograph we have found his younger brother," the legal counsel told reporters. He said that the police have taken all the email addresses of the victim girl and they are checking the details.
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