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India holds two over Goa 'assault on Russian child'

A beach in Goa
Goa's beaches are a major tourist attraction

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai have arrested a second man over an alleged sexual assault on a Russian girl aged nine holidaying in Goa.

The detainee, who was named as Aman Bharadwaj, was due to be brought back to the resort region on Saturday, police told Indian and Russian media.

A man named as Anil Raghuvanshi was earlier arrested in Goa.

The girl's mother said she had been distracted by one man while the other attacked her daughter in Arambol.

India's PTI news agency said the two men arrested had been working together as assistant machine operators in Goa.

Other alleged attacks on Russian tourists in Goa, one of India's most popular tourist destinations, have been reported in Russia in recent years.

The region was the focus of intense media coverage in 2008 over the rape and murder of a British teenager holidaying there.

Two men were held in connection with that case and were later released on bail as investigations continued.



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