Just two days after the terrible accident took place at Arlem, near Margao, which resulted in an instant death of two youth, another accident occurred at Ramnagar in Margao, South Goa. A 50-year-old Antonio Costa was killed on the spot in a road accident which took place at Margao on Saturday. His daughter was seriously injured in this accident and was later admitted into Asilo Hospital in Margao. The locals blocked the road in the protest against a police officer who removed the vehicle from the accident spot without doing proper Panchanama. The locals also alleged that the police officer was forcing them to sign on the blank paper.
According to the sources, a 50-year-old Antonio Costa, a resident of Curtorim in south Goa, was proceeding towards Margao along with his daughter on a two wheeler When they met with an accident at Ramnagar, near Margao. The sources have said that the deceased Antonio Costa, along with his daughter, was on his way to Asilo Hospital in Margao, where another daughter of the deceased has been admitted for treatment.
One of the eyewitnesses said that the accident took place at around 2 pm when the deceased Costa was riding his two-wheeler lost the control of his bike and dashed against the vehicle coming from the opposite direction. The impact was so severe that, the rider Costa was killed on the spot while his daughter who was pillion, sustained grievous injuries. According to the reports, deceased Costa had dashed another two-wheeler before barging into the oncoming vehicle.
The police arrived on the location had cleared the road and removed the two-wheeler from the accident spot without doing proper panchanama, said one of the local residents from the mob which later became wild and blocked the entire road. The police had to summon the additional force to tackle the untoward situation. According to one of the villagers who is also said to be a relative of the deceased, the police sub-inspector did not do any panchanama and he also did not bother to take pictures of the accident vehicle before moving it away from the accident spot.
“The police officer removed the vehicle and shifted the body of the deceased without doing proper Panchanama or taking the photographs of the accident. “The police haven’t yet arrested the lady whose vehicle is involved in this accident and that is our main concern. According to the procedure, both the vehicles involved in the accident should have taken into the police custody after doing proper panchanama and according to me the police failed to do so,” said the relative of the deceased. According to him, the deceased Antonio was the resident of tilamol in South Goa and he was carrying food for his daughter who is admitted at Hospicio Hospital in Margao.
Later, the local MLA, Reginaldo Alexo along with South Goa DySP Mr. Dhanraj Govekar entered the accident spot to handle the situation. He told the media that, the action of a police officer is unacceptable and he should not have moved the motorcycle away from the accident spot without doing prosper punchanama. “It is an illegal to act of the concern police officer and I strongly condemn that. The removal of the vehicle from accident spot without doing proper panchanama amounts to criminal activity and the serious action needs to be initiated against the concern police officer,” said Mr. Reginaldo.
The south Goa DySP Mr. Govekar later gave an assurance to the local people gathered saying that proper action will be initiated against the guilty. The above incident put the light on the procedure police follows after the accident takes place and this many a times amounts into the escape of guilty from the accident case. A proper penchanama and following the systematic guidelines is the duty of police officers and no concession to provided in the same. In this accident, one father lost his life and two daughters are lying on the hospital bed and the justice cannot be denied to them.
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