39-year-old man arrested for stalking minor at Merces 

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Old Goa: Goa Police on Saturday arrested 39-year-old man for stalking 14-year-old minor girl near the capital city of Panaji.

Old Goa Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi said that Dinesh Naik was placed under arrest for stalking a minor girl at Merces village near Panaji.

Dalvi said that a complaint was lodged by the mother of the minor girl informing that on Saturday when  she had sent her daughter aged 14 years to a local shop to purchase some items the accused person approached her daughter and asked her to come to a remote place.

“The minor girl however refused and upon returning home  narrated the incident to the mother and also told that earlier also on one occasion the accused person had also followed her and asked her to come along with him,” the inspector said.

The mother immediately approached the police and lodged her complaint upon which an FIR was registered today.

He said that the accused was arrested under section 354D (stalking) and Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act and is currently in police lockup.

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