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Cops summon Congress leader accused of revealing molestation

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Police have summoned Coutinho, the of Congress's women's wing, for questioning tomorrow, after she 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 said.

NGO Savera and the 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 district last week, posted a picture with the girl's mother on social media, and also mentioned the mother's name, the complaints said.

A youth hailing from is the accused in the molestation case, registered at station two weeks ago.

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

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 15:45 IST