Teen death: After ruling out foul play, cops now register murder case | Goa News – Times of India πŸ’₯πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ’₯

Panaji: There’s a new twist in the case of the 19-year-old woman whose body had washed ashore on Calangute beach on August 13. After initially ruling out foul play into her death, Calangute police have now registered a case of murder against unknown persons.
Police said that the investigation in the case was never closed, but with the registration of the murder case, β€œWe will now investigate the reason behind the death”.
TOI was first to report on the inconsistency between police and GMC statements in the aftermath of the case. On its August 21 edition, the newspaper reported that North Goa SP Shobhit Saxena said that police were open to further forensic investigations based on the woman’s preserved viscera, if the family demanded it.
However, a forensic department official said that there wasn’t an iota of evidence that the teen had been murdered or sexually assaulted, due to which the viscera wasn’t preserved. β€œThe police believed there was no foul play and that the manner of her death was suicidal. So where was the question of preserving the viscera?” he said.
The postmortem report had cited her cause of death as asphyxia due to drowning.
The teen’s family and neighbours have been demanding justice for a while now. Her body was discovered on a busy stretch of Calangute beach in a semi-nude condition, with her clothing nowhere in sight. Till date, police have not been able to locate her clothes.
Family members demanded that a murder case be registered and investigated along those lines. Political parties too demanded that the case be registered as murder.
Following a public uproar, police had launched an investigation into various angles, including murder, suicide and accidental death.
The sister of the deceased had submitted details of call records and messages to the police for investigation. Based on these, police summoned several people to Calangute police station for inquiry.
Police had said that even after questioning the people who had contacted the girl before her death through calls or messages, they have not been able to draw any inferences.
Police had also examined the CCTV footage of beach shacks located near the area where the teen’s body was found but had not found anything useful.

Teen death: After ruling out foul play, cops now register murder case | Goa News – Times of India

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