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Yoga Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Raping US Woman In Goa

PANAJI – A 32-year-old American woman was allegedly raped by a 38-year-old yoga teacher under the pretext of giving her a “tantrik massage” in Goa’s Pernem taluka, police said on Tuesday.

Following the complaint lodged by the woman, Pernem police on Tuesday arrested the accused, identified as Pratik Agarwal.

“According to the woman, currently on working visa in Goa, the incident occurred on February 2 at Agarwal’s School of Holistic Yoga and Ayurveda at Korgao village, where she had gone for a yogic massage,” said police inspector Rahul Parab.

He said the complainant claimed Agarwal also raped a Canadian girl who had visited him for a massage.

“The accused has been arrested and produced before a local court which has remanded him in police custody for eight days,” Parab said.

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