Goa: British tourist raped and robbed by an Indian man

December 21, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Goa: British tourist raped and robbed by an Indian man


A 48-year-old British woman was allegedly raped and robbed by an Indian man at a popular beach destination in the western state of Goa. This incident comes nearly 19 months after the rape and murder of a 28-year-old British woman at Devbag beach in Canacona, Goa.

Goa Police identified the criminal as Ramachandrappa Chinna Yellappa, a wanted criminal in a ongoing robbery case in North Goa. According to the Police Inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai, the survivor, a frequent visitor to Goa for past two decades, was returning to her hotel from Canacona railway station when the Yellappa, who was following the victim, dragged her to a nearby paddy field and raped her. The accused then ran away with her personal belonging including passport and mobile.

South Goa SP Arvind Gawas said the survivor informed the police that Yellappa caught hold of her neck, while subjecting her to sexual assault. The victim took shelter at a friend’s place before contacting the police.

This is one of several crimes against foreigners in the state. Last year, An Irish woman, Danielle McLaughlin, was raped and murder while on holiday in Goa. However, the suspect was arrested but his trail is still under way. In certain identical crimes, the police haven’t yet identified or arrested the perpetrator. Once such case is of Scarlett Keeling, a 15-year-old British teenager who was raped and murdered while on a trip in Goa. Her killer is still at large.


Over the past decades, serious crimes against women including foreigners has been a cause of great burden for government and law enforcement agencies in India. Public outrage over sexual violence in India rose dramatically after the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student of a Delhi bus. However, incidents of rape and violence against women continue to be reported from across the country even after that incident such as Rajghat gang rape or minor girl rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh.

According to RTI reports, approximately 245 foreigners have died in Goa in the last 12 years. due some crime.  Goa stands the second in the list of crime against the foreigners while the national capital Delhi scores the top. Foreigners have been victims of sexual assault mostly in Goa, Delhi, Bangalore and Rajasthan, they receive unwanted attention or threats in the form of verbal and physical harassment by Indian individuals or groups.

Rape is the fastest growing crime in the country today and as many as 18 women are assaulted in some form or the other every hour across India. In most of the incident, law enforcement fails to find substantial evidence and cases expire under the statute of limitations such an example could be DNA goes untested for years and years. The legal system is so complex that victims feel trapped as rapists are free to repeat the crime on other women.

Another challenge for the law enforcement agencies is gaining accurate intelligence that often lacks witnesses and corroborating evidence. It is the responsibility of law enforcement to safeguard foreign tourists and local women against such hideous serious crime which are recurring irrespective of the Indian government’s promise to opt for a proper strategy and tools.


It is understood that woman’s safety in India isn’t prime aim of the law enforcement agencies. The victims feel so shameful about the violation they’ve experienced that they fail to provide accurate intelligence in order to find the perpetrator and evidence. With the limited time and evidence available, interrogation or polygraph isn’t the most reliable and accurate conventional investigative tool which are opted by law enforcement personnel in such cases.

British woman’s case demonstrates exactly why Indian law enforcement agencies should seek the truth and gain accurate intelligence without further traumatizing the victim with crime-related questions. Best possible way is through an advanced neuroscience technology that can tap inside the human brain and provide accurate intelligence.

The iCognative, developed and designed by Brainwave Science, is one such technology that provides a scientific and legal way for the law enforcement personnel to accurately identify the rapist by tapping inside his brain and reveal what specific crime-related information he possesses with over 99% accuracy. iCognative technology act as the best weaponry in such crucial case where physical evidence, witnesses and time are limited.

iCognative technology is based on the scientifically proven and accepted P300 and P300-MERMER brain responses, which only activates when a suspect sees an information that his brain already possesses. Making it easy for the law enforcement to identify the potential perpetrators in the crowd of suspects. In the rape case of British woman, Goa Police can conduct a 45-minutes iCognative test on Yellappa and determine what specific information he is trying to conceal.  Information such as was this his first crime against a woman or he is a serial rapist, date and time of the crime, location of the crime and woman’s personnel stuff, was the crime personally motivated, identification of any accomplice or wanted criminal, etc., would be easily available for law enforcement personnel to investigate once the test is completed. An assigned investigator uploads all the investigative details related to this crime into the iCognative system protocol. The system records and analyzes the brainwave responses when case related and confidential information (called Stimuli) is flashed to the suspect on a digital screen and determine what information he possesses and trying to conceal from the investigator with over 99% accuracy.

Brainwave Science’s iCognative can be a game-changing approach for Indian law enforcement agencies struggling to provide swift justice to the rape victims. iCognative technology is the only technology available in the security market that doesn’t require physical evidence to provide guaranteed positive results. No rapist should ever be free because of lack of evidence.

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