If you are destined to be a murder victim, and God forbid you are not, just hope it is not in Goa. For some inexplicable reason, the tragedy intrinsic to an action of violence or violation in Goa is always slathered with sleaze and there is no dignity or privacy given to the dead.
Take the case of well-known perfumer Monika Ghurde who was murdered on Friday in the reasonably upmarket town of Sangolda. Within minutes the media has all the information about the manner in which she was found; where the ligature marks were, the absence of clothing, and the way she was tied up.
It is concluded before any autopsy that she was raped. Imagine the sense of shock and horror for the family at loss, compounded by the ugly invasion of the crime scene and the ghoulish display of details. No one even thinks that it is wrong to contaminate the scene and make public the sordid features. This information should be confidential and kept away from the public while the investigation is on.
It is unbelievable that such graphic data is freely handed out. Imagine, if you will, the condition of those who loved her, knew her and cared for her.
Unfortunately, because of a caricatured packaging of Goa over several years as a place where licentious conduct is the norm, and drugs, sex and raves a nightly routine, no one thinks that it's wrong to probe a victim. It must be a drug thing. Was the person who was killed in such a grotesque fashion into something funny? Has to be. It is Goa. It is so grossly unfair, especially since the victim cannot fight for herself.
Also, the people of Goa are not violent. On the contrary, they are almost placid and tolerant but the impact of outside influences, often the misuse of their easygoing susegad cool it, we can do it tomorrow lifestyle has left them vulnerable to exploitation.
The huge percentage of the non-Goan population has brought with it wrong priorities and a new level of greed and insolence that was never part of Goa.
I ran a newspaper there for years and violence was not part of the pattern. This is a grotesque and immediate coverage of an act of extreme violence. And the arrogance of the attackers could well have been fed by the 23 September verdict that freed the two suspects involved in the murder of an eight-year-old Devon schoolgirl, Scarlett Keeling.
Was the case botched up by the prosecution leaving the judge no choice but to let them go? Has this verdict sent out a message that in Goa you can get away with it, no sweat?The sun, sand and rocking nightlife of the famed beaches of Goa hide a dark underbelly: The iconic holiday destination has claimed the lives of roughly 20 foreigners every year in the last decade or so. The rape and murder of year-old Irish woman Danielle McLaughlin in Canacona in March this year was only the latest in a long list of crimes against foreigners in the coastal state.
According to an RTI reply accessed by a local activist in support of relatives of several of the deceased, a shocking foreigners have died in Goa in the last 12 years. The state police cracked the Danielle case by swiftly arresting the accused, a tour guide she was last seen with, but her family and friends allege more than one person was involved in the crime and that she was gangraped before being killed.
However, the relatives have alleged foul play in most of these cases and expressed dissatisfaction with the line of investigation. What should worry the state that receives more than 5 lakh tourists every year is that more and more foreigners are raising their voice over safety and security issues.
Take the death of year-old Finnish youth Felix Dahl. The Canacona police primary investigation said he had died due to an accidental fall, but a second autopsy done by the family in Finland revealed fatal injuries to his skull from a high impact weapon causing death. The case was put up before the Canacona magistrate who ordered an FIR to be registered, two years after his death.
Till date no one has been arrested or detained and the probe is only at the stage of questioning guides and bar owners in the area. The mother says she suspected murder after she found out that Felix was last spotted with a man who was a close friend of Vikas Bhagat, the accused in the Danielle rape and murder case.
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In the infamous Scarlett Keeling case ofthe police had initially dubbed it as death due to drowning and drug overdose. The case was transferred to the CBI and rape and murder charges were added only after the issue snowballed into a global outrage. A similar case is that of Denyse Sweeney, a charity worker who was found unconscious at a night club in Vagator and later died during treatment on April 16, The medical report stated the likely cause as drug overdose.
After intense pressure from the British family, the Anjuna police re-opened the case in and transferred it to CBI for a murder probe. Recently, a meeting was held in Cheltenham, Glouchestershire, by the relatives of Stephen Benett who died in Goa in to discuss the dangers foreigners face there. It was attended by the sister and mother of Felix Dahl. Our kin had gone to Goa to experience the beauty of the beaches and the much talked about serenity of the place, only to never come back.
She points out that the agonizing part in all the cases is the manner in which the police handled the probe. They never try and probe into the matter. In the case of my brother a similar thing happened. These pages give details of each incident, progress in the case and even crowd-funding the expenses for the legal battle. Talks are also on to file a joint petition seeking transfer of these cases to CBI.
The detailed classification of the deaths in the last 12 years in the four districts of Anjuna, Pernem, Mapusa and Canacona were collected by the family members through RTIs and personal efforts. The families claim that in most cases the deaths have been listed as accidental or caused due to drowning, a possibility that they doubt.
The deaths of Martin Neighbour in and James Durkin in are among the cases awaiting justice. In the case of Martin Neighbour whose body was found in Anjuna beach area and was classified as death due to drowning, his sister Sara Neighbour pointed out that he had bruises on his body and looked beaten up. The body of Durkin was found decomposed in Canacona beach area after he went missing for 30 days. The families of both the deceased have time and again questioned the death and asked for a fresh investigation.
It hardly helps if the case is re-opened after years as all the evidences have been erased by that time. But as questions are raised time and again about the shoddy investigations senior police officials say they proceed only as per the law. Also, we find most of them spending time with unauthorised guides who often have a criminal history, like Vikas Bhagat whom McLaughlin was found spending time on both of her visits to Goa.
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The cops have also caught Sunita's brother-in-law Kalappa Shankar Kut 43 of Mira Street, Thane region, who strangulated her to loss of life on Jan 14 this season. Kut's sibling Babasaheb Kut 46 of Kolhapur, who damaged Sunita's mobile phone has also been caught.
Inspector Patil said that on Jan 14, Sunita was discovered killed in her smooth. She was strangulated to loss of life by her dupatta. The murderers had not remaining any signs. But, Sunita's dad, who is a outdated cops examiner had asked for the cops commissioner to exchange the research to the criminal activity division," Patil said. We were also maintaining a wrist observe on Sunita's family members," Patil said. Patil said that the cops handled to restore Sunita's mobile phone from the Panchganga stream in Kolhapur.
He said that during interrogation Kut confessed to his participation in the killing. He also exposed that his sibling Babasaheb had tossed the mobile phone in the stream.
Patil said that on Jan 14, Kut had come to Pune. He also known as his sibling Babasaheb from Kolhapur. After strangulating Sunita to loss of life, Kut grabbed her mobile phone and asked for Babasaheb to eliminate it," Patil said.
He said that when Kut achieved Sunita's house, Bhimrao Kamble purposely went out making the two alone. View More Crime Patrol Episode. His destruction observe says that his lady's close relatives had purportedly confronted to harm his sis as vengeance for the MMS.
The cops said they have registered a situation against the female's close relatives for abetment of destruction, though no one has been caught so far. After the MMS was purportedly shot by Arjun, his close relatives as well as his lady's had decided that the couple should get married. Arjun had registered an affidavit before the local notary public accepting to get married to his sweetheart, the cops said.
A senior formal from Valpoi cops station, which is analyzing the situation, said Arjun's two-page destruction observe refers to that the female's mother and her three bros were unwanted him and had confronted to hurt his sister. MMS clip, threats from girlfriend's family forced Goa youth to kill self. KERI: A year-old Goa kid's spending suicide observe has exposed that he was pressed to end his life on Aug 5 as his lady's close relatives had confronted him after an MMS clip showing the couple together had gone popular.
Arjun Narayan Mainkar had hanged himself to deaths on Aug 5 and the police exposed details of his spending suicide observe on Wed.
But I was consistently bothered by the female's close relatives members and this led to loss of my satisfaction. To get rid of the pressure I am destruction.