British woman, 42, who was 'raped in front of her husband by man offering her a massage' on Goa holiday returns to UK after picking out her 'attacker' in police ID parade
A former librarian accused of ra a British woman in front of her husband in Goa has been identified by the victim in a police parade.
The 42-year-old victim, from Middlesex, was allegedly attacked while she was having a massage near Arambol Beach - an area popular with foreign tourists – in Goa, India.
Before returning to the UK she was requested to take part in an identity parade, in which she correctly identified the arrested accused, according to police.
Dressed in a black Dumbo t-shirt and black jeans, 32-year-old local Joel Vincent D'Souza was photographed yesterday being taken from Pernem Police Station to court with a black bag pulled down over his head.
The accused made every effort to conceal his face from watching media and observers while sitting in the back of the police car.
Vikkim, Hull, United Kingdom
And the husband didn't notice??????
Freisnerburger , London, United Kingdom
In front of her husband? How does that work?
Not God, Toronto, Canada
Any female traveling to India must be very careful. I would say avoid your trip altogether.. it is very dangerous..
koalacuddler, A Eucalyptus Tree Near You, United Kingdom
As someone who has lived and worked in Turkey, North Africa, India, Middle East and other places let me tell you ladies this: NEVER EVER accept massages/hamams etc from men or male staff.
courtney_xoxo, Bath, United Kingdom
Why would anyone go to India for holidays? 50C and a billion people doesn't sound like paradise to me.
Most of my friends that have travelled to North India like Dehli have all said the same thing. Men over there seem to think gro is normal. Alot get followed and touched by men in broad daylight. Very dangerous place.
love 80, Aberdeenshire , United Kingdom
I was on the beach and a Thai lady offered a massage to which I accepted, when I lay on my front and my bikini top was undone- when I turned around it was a man who was massaging me! Ill never get a massage on a beach again.
Brightonianborn, Hove, United Kingdom
Awful country & the way they treat their women!
Tau Ceti, pizzapolis, Italy
Never ever accept unsolicited massages.
DKvntHunter, Villa Spuntosa, Spain
Such a bizarre story. More to it than is being reported.
Oneforthepot, Kent, United Kingdom
but the women tell no one not even their husbands, this must send a message to the guy that its ok.
Karmasender, Melbourne , Australia
Why do people go to these unsafe countries for a holiday.I wouldn't go for free to some of these unsafe for women especially countries.
monsteradeliciosa, Manchester, United Kingdom
India is a very, very dangerous place.
In front of her husband?? I am trying to figure it out.
Richard444, Berkshire, United Kingdom
There are places I wouldn't go if I was paid- India one of them. Not safe, particularly for women.
Brave woman for reporting this creature. India needs to protect women and its tourist trade.
maggie_may, within my means, United Kingdom
Wouldn't go there if you gave me a free ticket.
Why on earth would you go there. Dangerous place, different world.
Ellielondon, London, United Kingdom
As a woman I wouldnt be travelling to India
LucyLiz10, Everywhere , United Kingdom
I went to Goa in 2015 when I was 28. When I got a tax with my partner and he got out and before I could the tax driver attempted to drive off with me in the car. Luckily for me he didn't lock the doors and I threw myself out. From the moment we got in that car something didn't feel right as he kept asking us to kiss it was really odd. I never felt safe for the entire 2 weeks in that country. A lot of the men were very intense and scary.
keda, London , United Kingdom
The only reason why he would have to pay for his crime is because she's a British tourist. If it was one of their own nothing would've happened
derbydave, Derby, United Kingdom
exactly how did this happen in front of husband?
Ragle Gumm, Montrose, United Kingdom
Difficult to prove, I'd imagine, if her husband didn't even notice!
Proud Canadian , Montreal, Canada
Wouldn't be a vacation for me to go there, having my guard up all the time.