The accused James D’souza involved in the Russian tourist rape case has finally surrendered in front of the Pernem police claimed the sources. James was on the run after the Russian tourist had logged the complaint of the alleged rape against him. Please read the full news here.
Based on the information provided by the PTI news agency, the owner of a guest house at Morjim beach had allegedly raped the Russian tourist who was on her holiday to Goa and was staying in his guest house.
The incident took place in the wee hours of April 28, 2016. According to the sources, the 25-year-old Russian tourist had come to Goa with the group and she checked in at the guest house belonging to James at Morjim beach. In the wee hours of Thursday, James entered the room of a Russian guest with the help of master key and allegedly raped her.
Following the incident, the Russian tourist lodged the complaint with Pernem police and she was sent to the GMC for medical checkup which came out to be positive. Police went in search of James but he was not traceable. But after running for the six days he finally surrendered in front of the Pernem police, said the sources.
The Pernem police have told the media that they will produce the accused in front of the magistrate for the remand. “James D’Souza has surrendered before Judicial Magistrate First Class in Pernem this morning. We were given his custody at noon,” inspector Sanjay Dalvi attached to Pernem police station, told PTI. “We will be producing him before the court again to get the remand,” he added.
The complaint of rape of a rape was filed with Pernem police on 28th April by the victim with the allegation that James entered her room with the help of a master key of the room and raped her at 4.30 AM while she was asleep.
Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar had on Monday said police’s failure to nab the accused was a shame for the state which will project a negative image in the tourism circle. He had also said that he would be writing to Home department asking the police to expedite the investigations.