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Taxi rider held for molesting US tourist in Goa


Press Trust of India Panaji
A middle-aged motorcycle taxi rider was arrested today for allegedly molesting a US woman tourist on January 27, police said.

Isidore Fernandes was picked up from Anjuna village after the woman, who is in her 20s, took to social media and posted the picture of the accused, according to police.

"Police then asked the woman to file a formal complaint of molestation with Pernem police station as she was staying in a hotel at Morjim village," said North Goa SP Chandan Chaudhury.

Quoting the complaint, the officer said Fernandes waylaid the woman after she had hired his services at Arpora market for dropping her to her hotel on Saturday night.

"The accused waylaid the woman into some dark bylanes on the way and tried to get physical. The woman resisted and ran away," the SP said.

The woman later posted Fernandes' picture on her FB page and also narrated the incident on social media.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 6:45 PM IST

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