Russian molestation case:Chargesheet filed against Bhopal man

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Panaji, Jan 20 (PTI) Goa police has filed a chargesheetagainst a Bhopal-based businessman, accused of molesting a25-year-old Russian woman on the state''s Calangute beach.

The chargesheet was filed yesterday within 48 hours ofthe incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening.

49-year-old Prakash Chand Jain was arrested the samenight by Calangute police following a complaint lodged by theRussian after she was allegedly molested while bathing in theseawaters. The accused was beaten up by a mob at the beachwhen the victim raised an alarm.

In the chargesheet filed before Judicial Magistrate FirstClass (JMFC) Mapusa, the accused has been charged undersections 323 (causing hurt), 354 (outraging modesty) and 427(mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code.

The woman, who is holidaying in Goa along with a group ofRussians, had said that she will be leaving the country innext four days.

Police officials said the chargesheet has been filedbecause it would be difficult to get her testimony before thecourt later, if she leaves for Russia.

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