POLICE SUMMON PRATIMA COUTINHO IN CONNECTION WITH REVEALING MOLESTATION VICTIM’S IDENTITY

July 13th, 2018 Posted In: Crime

Team TNV

PANAJI

Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee President Pratima Coutinho has been summoned by the police for questioning tomorrow at 11 a.m. Coutinho was accused of revealing the identity of a molestation victim.

Coutinho has been asked to appear at Women Police Station here at 11 AM, a senior police official said.

NGO Savera and the Shiv Sena had filed separate complaints against Coutinho for allegedly revealing the identity of a 17-year-old molestation victim.

Coutinho, who visited the victim’ at her home in South Goa district last week, posted a picture with the girl’s mother on social media, and also mentioned the mother’s name, the complaints said.

Revealing a minor victim’s identity is an offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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