Goa yoga teacher ‘rapes’ US woman during tantric massage

MAPUSA: Pernem police on Wednesday arrested a yoga teacher on charges of allegedly raping a US national on the pretext of giving her a ‘tantric massage’ in the remote village of Korgao, away from the coastal belt of Pernem in north Goa.

Pernem police said the US national lodged a complaint on Tuesday, alleging that the accused yoga teacher, Pratik Kumar Agarwal, 38, committed the offence on the pretext of giving her a tantric massage at Korgao on February 2.

The survivor complained to police that the yoga teacher allegedly sexually assaulted and molested her. She further alleged that the accused had also committed a similar act with another foreign national, a Canadian woman.

“The tourist arrived in Goa on January 31 to attend a seven-day yoga teacher’s training course with the accused yoga teacher. She came across the course which was advertised on a website and had registered for it online. The course package included stay and meals. The woman came to Goa, along with a group of seven persons from other countries,” a police officer- TOI News