According to the available information from the reliable sources, the Crime Branch of Goa asked the Panaji police station to explain the reason behind the delay in filing the FIR in the minor’s rape case. The complaint was filed before the Panaji town police station on 27th April while the FIR was registered by them only on 4th May. Why this delay took place? Who is behind all this? There are many more shocking revelations are here.
Perhaps this may not be the first time that Panaji police station has delayed filing the FIR in the case having very serious ingredients. For that matter, most of the police stations in Goa carry out the similar practice. Why they do that is a very long story but one thing is sure that they do not manage this without the support of their seniors.
A similar thing happened at the Panaji police station. According to the sources, the CWC (Child Welfare Committee) came to know about the incident of rape and child trafficking in the month of April since the victim girl was in Apna Ghar since 11th April.
In one of the shocking revelation made by the sources in the crime branch, the CWC had approached the Panaji town police station in the month of April to record the statement of 16-year-old victim girl however, Panaji police station did not respond to their request and delayed the process of filing FIR.
It was not surprising when the sources at the Panjim Police station had revealed that that, one of the senior police officer is a close aid of Monseratte who was purposely delaying the process. However, he was seen with the Crime Branch team on May 5 during the investigation said the sources. To avoid any further lapses in the case, as soon as the case registered by the Panaji Police station it was transferred to the Women Police Station which is one of the wings of crime branch.
The sources have also informed that there is a possibility of conducting an inquiry against the officers if the satisfactory replies are not submitted by them, said the senior police officer. There is a suspicion raised on the sudden leaves taken by two of the senior officers connected to Panaji police.
Moreover, there is an element of suspicion raised in the police hierarchy over the leaves availed by Panjim Police Inspector and North Goa Superintendent of Police. The role of Panjim police came under scanner when the CWC revealed that they were told the police on April 27 to record the statement of the victim girl. The case of human trafficking and the raping minor was registered on May 4 and Monseratte was arrested on May 5 after he surrendered before Crime Branch. The Crime Branch also arrested the mother of the victim and a woman who was involved in trafficking of the minor girl. All three accused are presently in Police custody.
Meanwhile, to prove the point that girl raped by Monseratte is a minor based on her statement, police have conducted Ossification test of victim girl at GMC and the reports of the same is likely to come by Today. An officer said that as per HC order, a panel of three doctors will declare the exact age of the girl.
Meanwhile based on the available information, the maidservant and driver of Monseratte have been interrogated by the crime branch to establish the facts pertaining to the statement given by the victim girl. According to the sources in the crime branch, it is becoming very difficult to establish the statement of the minor victim who was allegedly raped by St. Cruz MLA Babush Monseratte. Finally, the Crime Branch has zeroed in on both the maid and driver and interrogated them. However, sources informed that nothing could be confirmed from them.
According to the crime branch sources, there are contradictions in the statements collected from the maidservant and driver compared to the victim girl’s statement. “There is a complete negative statement given by both the maid and the driver which completely mismatch with the statement of victim girl,” an officer, who is part of the investigation, said.
According to sources, the maid reportedly told the Crime Branch that she did not even enter Babush’s house and nor had she seen the victim girl inside the house. The two crucial witnesses were needed by Crime Branch to corroborate the statement of the alleged victim that she was given a drink spiked with ‘drugs’ at Babush’s residence in Taleigao and later taken to the farmhouse where she was allegedly raped.
Meanwhile, the police custody of third accused Rosy Ferraro has been extended by another two days by the Sessions court Panaji. Advocate Dhond has appeared for the third accused. Rosy Ferrao is a woman who allegedly supplied the young minor girl to St. Cruz MLA Babush Monseratte. According to the police sources, Rosy is becoming a hard nut to crack as she is not revealing anything in her statements before the police.
Rosy Ferrao, a resident of Taleigao, was arrested on May 7 after she surrendered before the Crime Branch based on the statement of a victim girl. The 16-year-old victim girl in her statement before police had said that Rosy along with her own mother had dropped her at Babush’s house before she was raped. Rosy was acting as a supplier to Monseratte, say Crime Branch officials.