Police in Goa have had to deal with an unusual complaint from the residents of an apartment, located close to the private residence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
In a collective complaint, the residents of Adwalpalkar Horizon apartment complex had alleged that a man was frequently breaking into their homes in his underwear and stealing cash. Police were able to finally arrest 35-year-old Tulsidas Shirodkar, a resident of Taleigao, a Panaji suburb, on Friday.
“The accused has been booked under sections 457 (trespass), 380 (theft), 354(c) (voyeurism),” IANS quoted a police spokesperson. The spokesperson added, “In three cases, complainants have said that money was also missing from the house so we have also booked the accused for theft.”
According to the complaint filed before the cops, Shirodkar would break into homes of the residents in underwear and body smeared with oil. One woman recalled how once she woke up for some reason in night only to find Shirodkar staring at her. She raised the alarm, forcing the man to flee.
Another woman alleged that she had found Shirodkar lying next to her her and her relative on the bed. News agency IANS quoter her as saying, “I felt something next to me and I shouted when I felt another person sleeping next to me. But at that time I thought it was a dream, because when I put on the light there was nobody there.”