Local Goa News

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Babush case: custody of third accused Rosy extended

The children’s court on Wednesday extended the police custody of Rosy Ferros, the third accused, in an alleged rape case of a minor involving St Cruz MLA Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate, by two more days.
Police had sought seven-day police custody on the grounds that the alleged accused was not cooperating and allegations of trafficking were to be verified. Police claimed that during custodial interrogation the alleged accused inspite of questioning did not disclose the facts and circumstances of the case.
It may be recalled that Ferros had surrendered herself at the Crime Branch police station at Ribandar on Saturday, last week.
According to police, the alleged accused has not disclosed anything about the car used by her to take the victim at Babush’s house. There is every reason to believe that the alleged accused criminally conspired along with the other accused, the police claimed, adding, the cash of Rs 50 lakh which exchanged hands has to be verified and recovered at the instance of the alleged accused Rosy.
According to the police, bank accounts of the accused are being verified to find out the transaction of money. As per sources, it has come to light that Rosy had introduced the victim and her mother to Babush, and had allegedly mediated the deal. Babush and the mother of the victim girl were arrested on Thursday last week and are currently in police custody. Both will be produced before the children’s court on Thursday and police are likely to seek their custody.
Meanwhile, the victim underwent ossification test at GMC hospital and the report is awaited. According to the police, there were two certificates with different birth dates (16 and 17 years) as such the test was done to ascertain the age.
It may be recalled that an offence was registered last week on basis of statements given by the victim in the presence of child welfare committee. The FIR was registered at Panaji police station and subsequently transferred to Panaji women police station.

NT Network Goa News

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