Yoga teacher allegedly rapes foreigner on pretext of Tantric massage in Goa, held

A 37 year old Yoga teacher allegedly raped an American woman on the pretext of giving her tantrik masssage at a remote village in coastal belt of Pernem in northern Goa.

The accused was arrested on February 7 after the victim filed a complaint alleging that Pratik Kumar Agarwal sexually assaulted her at Korgao on February 2.

” 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,”  police inspector Rahul Parab told PTI.

The survivor also claimed that the accused has earlier raped a Canadian woman who had visited him for massage, he added.

The victim, hailing from California came to India on January 31 to attend seven day Yoga course organised by the teacher.

She came to know about the course through a website and came to the country along with a group of seven foreign nationals, the police said.

Meanwhile, the accused has been produced before a local court which has remanded him in police custody for eight days.

In 2015 too, Agarwal was booked for allegedly raping a foreign national, news agency IANS reported.