PANAJI: Superintendent of Police (SP) North Goa today had said that a mentally-challenged woman from West Bengal had recorded her statement before the magistrate that nobody had raped her at Baga.
“As per the information, she was not mentally stable and was changing statements. Accordingly, there was a need for treatment and when we were told that she was now stable, we recorded her state,” said SP North Nidhin Valson.
He further said that he has suffered from this issue for many years. Valsan said he is married and has a child staying with his mother’s sister.
“As per information, we learned that he frequently travelled to different states, and now she had landed up in Goa,” he added.
He further said they received a call on February 22 that a mentally unstable woman was found walking in a dazed state in Panaji.
She was immediately shifted to the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (IPHB) at Bambolim, where she underwent a counselling session.
“It was at this session that she confessed to her counsellor that she was allegedly gang-raped by six persons in a public toilet at Baga,’ police said.
It may be recalled that the horrific gang-rape of the 38-year-old mentally challenged woman at Baga came to light.
The police had registered an offence against unknown persons, and the victim is currently undergoing treatment in IPHB.
A team of Police Inspectors and Sub Inspector, a doctor and an NGO jointly recorded the statement of the victim, who had first confessed before the doctor of having been robbed and later raped.
The Calangute Police had registered an offence of robbery and Rape against unknown persons.