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A MAN who allegedly raped a British tourist in front of her husband has been paraded by cops with a bag over his head.

The 42-year-old woman, from Middlesex, was allegedly attacked while she was having a massage on holiday in Goa, India.


The rape took place near Arambol Beach – an area popular with foreign tourists, cops said.

A local 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday over the attack.

Dressed in a white shirt and brown chinos, the handcuffed suspect was pictured standing with six cops on Friday with a black bag pulled down over his head.

Superintendent Shobhit Saksena said the suspect will appear in court on Monday after the woman comes face-to-face with her alleged rapist in an ID line-up.

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The man was reportedly part of a group offering illegal massage services near the beach.

According to a police complaint lodged by the unnamed British woman, the accused allegedly raped her under the pretext of giving her a massage while she was lying close to Sweet Water Lake near Arambol Beach.

The alleged incident took 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.

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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.

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."

Brits made up the second-biggest group of international tourists to Goa in 2018 – the last year of available statistics – with around 295,000 visitors.

Visitors are drawn to the region's tropical beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and unique cuisine and culture – a result of Goa's status as a former Portuguese colony.

It comes after another British tourist was allegedly raped by a taxi driver on the Greek island of Crete after he took her to a remote spot instead of her hotel.

The 43-year-old woman told the cops she was attacked in the resort town of Hersonissos after the man picked her up from a bar in the early hours of May 31.

The woman said the taxi driver raped her in the back of his vehicle after taking her to an isolated area.

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Cops reportedly arrested a 28-year-old man last week based on the woman's description – but the authorities have not released further details. 

The man has denied the accusations of rape and claimed the sex was consensual.

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