To curb crime against women in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated the Goa Police Pink Force on Friday, December 17. According to CM Sawant, a squad of women Goa Police officials will provide a shied not only to women but also to children and tourists. Initially, the women forces who are specially trained to deal with the crime related to sexual assault and other sensitive issues will be deployed at 11 major police stations.
Goa DGP ID Shukla said that the women forces are specially trained and are capable to deal with any critical situation. The special police force will reach the crime spot within 5 minutes of a distress call. Anyone in Goa can dial 110 or 112 to seek help.
Pink force will patrol beach areas and provide medical aid to victims as well. According to state data, incidents of rape have been the highest in Goa over the last six years