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Child abuse case: Adv Kanekar, Dr Morajkar under scanner

30th November 2017, 02:05 Hrs

the goan I network
PANAJI
The advocate, who allegedly advised UK-based married couple to approach a doctor to secure a fake birth form is now under the scanner of Panaji Women's Police in connection with the Porvorim child abuse case.
The ongoing police probe has revealed that Adv Gopal Kanekar allegedly advised UK-based Pio Viegas and Maria Rego, natives of Verem, to approach one Dr Morajkar to secure a fake birth form.
Women's inspector Sudiksha Naik informed that with the help of this form, the couple tried to show that the girl was their biological child. Police have also found that Rego holds a Portuguese passport.
Police have called in Dr Morajkar and Adv Kanekar for questioning in order to verify their role in this matter. Fearing arrest, Adv Kanekar moved an anticipatory bail application before the Goa Children's Court. It was learnt that Dr Morajkar still consults at the dilapidated Dharmanand Hospital in Mapusa, which was reportedly closed down a few years ago. Police are also in the process of verifying the connection between Adv Kanekar and Dr Morajkar so as to confirm inputs that the lawyer has sent several clients to the doctor for similar purpose.
Meanwhile, PI Naik disclosed that the police have succeeded in tracing the biological parents of the five year old girl child.
Panaji Women's Police Station has booked the married couple, Porvorim-based tuition teacher Haber Vaz (45), and Vaz's sisters Blosson Britto and Martina Da Costa in the case of alleged ill-treatment and abuse of the girl child.
The married couple is believed to have kept the girl with their relative from 2012 till 2016, when she was entrusted to the care of the tuition teacher. However, Vaz allegedly ill-treated and abused the girl.

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