Friday, January 29, 2010
An Indian man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a nine-year-old Russian girl in Goa, India
Two men have been named as suspects in connection with the sexual assault on Arambol beach. Police identified the man they detained as Anil Raghuvanshi and said he was an accomplice of the main accused, who is believed to have absconded. Goa is one of India's most popular tourist destinations. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Goa every year. But it was the focus of intense media coverage in 2008 over the rape and murder of a British teenager holidaying there. Senior police official Bosco George said that Anil Raghuvanshi is an employee at a pharmacy in the area. They named the main suspect in the assault as Aman Bharadwaj. Police believe that Raghuvanshi diverted the attention of the girl's mother while the sexual assault was taking place. Russia's ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, has demanded urgent action against the people responsible for the child rape.