Taxi driver held for eve-teasing Russians

The girls complained that the driver, identified as Pramod Shirodkar, took them to an isolated place along the beach in the wee hours of December 25 and tried to assault them.
The girls jumped off his car and took shelter in the woods for almost five hours, before the sunrise.

The girls have accused that the taxi driver along with two other men on motorcycle had chased them for almost half an hour before losing their sight in the jungle.

The goa taxi driver has been booked under Sections 509, 323 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for eve-teasing, causing hurt and threatening. The Goa police, however, did not give details about the two others accused in the case.

“We are still investigating. How can we divulge everything at this juncture,” said a senior police officer. The police nabbed after tracking down his address from the taxi number provided by the victims.

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