THE ACCUSED ARRESTED BY CALANGUTE POLICE

FOUR FRIENDS WERE SITING ON THE SHACK AT BAGA, CALANGUTE, AND HAVING A CONVERSATION WHILE SIPPING OVER A DRINKS. SUDDENLY TWO OF THEM ENTERED INTO AN ALTERCATION WITH EACH OTHER OVER SOME PAST ISSUE. SUDDENLY  ONE OF THEM OUT OF RAGE STABBED ANOTHER GUY SEVERAL TIMES, AND THE NEXT MOMENT A GUY COLLAPSED ON THE FLOOR BLEEDING PROFUSELY….

The crime is on rising in the state of Goa. Last month a group of people (HISTORY SHEETER) stabbed another local history sheeter to death at Calangute market, and now the case of stabbing in Baga has come up in the light. According to the sources, a 25-year-old Santosh Chattar, a resident of Nagpur stabbed his friend, Rakesh Rai, hailing from Darjeeling at a beach shack in Baga.

The incident took place at Cobrawaddo in Calangute on Thursday 20th July at around 10.30pm. The sources have revealed that Rakesh who belongs to Darjeeling was working at a shack in a North Goa, and on a fateful night, he was sitting with the group of friends on a beach shack to have a drink.

The altercation that begins between two friends (Santosh & Rakesh) culminated into the death of one. Rakesh Rai was stabbed by his friend Santosh Chattar on several occasions with the sharp thing, said the police sources from Calangute. Rakesh who collapsed on the ground was immediately taken to the PHC (Public Health Centre) Candolim, but due to his deteriorating condition, he was referred to GMC where he breathed his last.

Meanwhile, the accused Santosh Chatter called the police informing them about the crime committed by him, and Calangute police without wasting any time arrested the accused from the Dolphin Circle. The accused has confessed to killing the victim Rakesh Rai following the heated arguments, said the police sources.

The sources have revealed that the victim was stabbed by accused on his chest and stomach several times resulted in the death of a victim Rakesh Rai. At the time of crime, both accused and a victim were drunk, said the sources.

The police sources have said that the accused and victim were known to each other for some time as they were working in the similar field. The exact reason of fight is not yet known, but everything happened in the short span of time, and under the influence of a liquor, said the sources.        

When the accused called up the police, they took no chance as there was the possibility of he changing his mind. “Based on sketchy details he confessed to the police, we formed a team and proceeded towards the crime site. We then saw a man waving off near Dolphin circle. He identified himself as Santosh Chatter and was taken into custody. He was brought to the police station and placed under arrest,” said a senior police officer. The weapon was also handed over to the police.

According to the sources, the tragic incident could have been averted if a group of friends partying together could have intervened into the matter in time, said the sources. The influence of an alcohol is said to be the main culprit behind this incident.

The locals have protested against the growing crime ration on the coastal belt and demanded the serious action against the criminal minded people on the beach belt. According to the Reports, one of the local residences of Calangute told the media that “Increase in crime in Calangute and surrounding areas is now forcing us not to let our children out of the house because anyone comes and stabs or assaults anyone. They (non-Goans) drink in public areas and then fight with the locals. This needs to be stopped.”

Another local, Mahesh Naik said, “This is the second murder in the last two months. We don’t know what is happening in Calangute. After prostitution and drugs, now murders are haunting Calangute.”

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SOURCE: HERALDO 

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