“The next morning I woke up without my clothes, covered in blood, he was sitting without his clothes on,” the minor girl told to the Goa Police after the case was booked against Atanasio Monserratte.
The Goa Police recorded the statement of the minor girl Today, who was allegedly raped by expelled Congress legislator Atanasio Monserratte in March.
She alleged that Monserrate spiked her drink and then raped her at his bungalow. “The next morning I woke up without my clothes, covered in blood, he was sitting without his clothes on,” the teen has told the committee.
“A team of officials from Women’s police station visited the state-run protective home where the girl is currently lodged and recorded her statement,” a senior official said on condition of anonymity.
The victim had given her statement before Child Welfare Committee in which she alleged that Monserratte has raped her several times in the past.The 16-year-old girl from Nepal told the police that her step mother and another woman sold her to Monserratte.
An FIR was filed by Panaji police yesterday in this matter but it was handed over to Women police station last night. Superintendent of Police (Women police station) Karthik Kashyap said that Monserratte has been booked under Section 3,4 of POSCO Act, and relevant sections of the IPC and Goa Children’s Act.
Monserratte, who represents St Cruz constituency, was out of town when the case was filed against him yesterday. He had claimed that the case against him was “politically motivated”.
“The girl was working in my showroom and I had dismissed her for misappropriation of funds. This is a conspiracy against me,” he had said.
Meanwhile, Monserratte’s family members denied all the claims and said that he is innocent and is being “framed”.
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