VERNA: Verna police on Thursday arrested a 33 year old Zuarinagar resident Laxman Lamani for sexually assaulting 14 year old minor girl.
According to sources , the accused took the minor victim girl on the pretext of dropping her home and assaulted her by touching her private parts and further had forcible sexual intercourse with her.
The accused also allegedly threatened the victim girl with dire consequences to kill and not to disclose the incident to anyone.
Verna police immediately swung in action and arrested Laxman Lamani under sections 363,376,354 A,506 (ii) of IPC , Section 8 (2 ) of Goa children act and sections 4,6,8 and 12 of POCSO Act.
LPSI Karishma Prabhu is further investigating the case under the supervision of PI Melson Colaco and guidance of Mormugao DySP Salim Shaikh.