Masseuse accused of raping Brit on beach is paraded by cops with bag over head

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A 'masseuse' who alleged rapist of a British tourist has been paraded by police with a bag over his head.

The victim, a 42-year-old woman, from Middlesex, was allegedly attacked in front of her husband while she was having a massage on holiday in a popular tourist spot in Goa, India.

A local 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday over the rape, which is said to have taken place near Arambol Beach.

The handcuffed suspect, wearing a white shirt and brown chinos, with a black bag pulled down over his head, was pictured outside Pernem Police Station, with six cops on Friday.

The woman is due to come face to face with her alleged attacker in an ID parade, before he appears in court on Monday, according to Superintendent Shobhit Saksena.

According to a police complaint lodged by the unnamed British woman, the accused man was reportedly part of a group offering illegal massage services near the beach.

He then allegedly raped her under the pretext of giving her a massage while she was lying close to Sweet Water Lake, near Arambol Beach.

The incident is alleged to have taken place on June 2, but the woman only filed a complaint on Monday after speaking to family in the UK and talking to the British Embassy.

A man was reportedly arrested within an hour of the complaint to police, according to Inspector Vikram Naik.

Both the suspect and the woman were sent to a local hospital in Mapusa near Panaji for a medical examination following the alleged sexual assault.

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The accused worked as a school librarian in the past, a senior official said.

"We have contacted the police station concerned to get his past records.

Currently, he is not working as a librarian," the official said.

A spokesperson for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office told The Sun Online: "We are providing consular support to a British National in Goa."

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