The Massage Parlours in Goa has become the most lucrative business and there are hundreds of small and big massage parlors mushroomed across the state. Some are big with big branding while many are small. These parlors are not only famous amongst the domestic tourists but it also attracts many foreigners. There are many stories about the parlors but here, in this case, the US national tourist who visited the parlor for massage was allegedly molested by a male masseur.
Hot on the heels of a tattoo artist being accused of molesting a Swedish national, a US national has now accused a masseur in Margao for molesting her. This has become a dangerous trend, with such a thriving lucrative business, often targeting tourists. Will the powers that be wake up and take stringent measures to curb such sexual harassment.
Even as social and print media are reporting the alleged molestation of a Swedish national by Mukesh Waghela owner of Moksha Tattoo Studio in Calangute, another US National has reportedly been molested by a masseur in Margao.
According to the Navhind Times, a Borda-based resident has been arrested in this connection. The parlor, located at Fatorda, has also come under police scrutiny for allegedly operating illegally.
According to this source, police informed that the incident occurred on Saturday. The US national had visited the parlor for a massage due to a shoulder problem and had requested for a male masseur. In her complaint, she alleged that he touched her inappropriately despite her objections.
While the police have registered a complaint against the masseur under various sections of the Indian penal code, he was later released on the grant of conditional bail by judicial magistrate first class, as the offense was bailable.
In the meanwhile, police investigations about the legality of the parlor are also in progress and owners have been asked to produce all relevant documents thereof.
However, according to sources, the Health Department has claimed that the parlor has been operating illegally and does not possess the requisite documents. It has recommended its closure.
However, since the case is under investigation, the police have informed that action will be decided after further investigation.