MARGAO: The Maina-Curtorim police on Monday arrested Eleston D’Mello in connection with the deaths of two youths on Sunday at Maina.
D’Mello had hosted a birthday party at his Maina residence, which had been attended by the two dead youths – Rodson Monteiro and Paraj Raikar – and others.
The police said that one more youth – identified as Mathew from Raia – has also been booked in the case.
D’Mello, who is a DJ, has been arrested under Section 304 of the IPC for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
A police team had been constituted to arrest him.
It is learnt that the youngsters had been supplied with drugs, and the police said they would find out who the supplier was.
A first Information report registered at the Maina-Curtorim police station said that youths had been invited and liquor and other materials had been brought in, but no care had been taken.
The Maina-Curtorim police have interrogated almost all the youths who had attended the party, which began on Saturday afternoon and continued till late night.
Police inspector Haresh Madkaikar, who is investigating the case, interrogated D’Mello till late Sunday night.
Later, he was arrested.
Postmortem was conducted on the two dead bodies at Hospicio Hospital, Margao. However, postmortem report has been kept reserved.
The two dead bodies were handed over to their family members after completing all legal formalities.
The police, who have booked the two accused under the NDPS Act, have taken blood and urine samples of some youths who had attended the party.
The samples will be sent for forensic test. Besides, viscera of the two cadavers will be sent to the Hyderabad lab.
The police have seized some packets; it is suspected that these packets contained drugs. The packets have been sent to Hyderabad for test.
Madkaikar in his complaint lodged on behalf of the state alleged that D’Mello hosted a party to celebrate his 27th birthday at his residence at Gena-Maina on April 18. D’Mello allowed Mathew to serve drugs at the party causing the deaths of the two youngsters – Rodson Monterio of Panchbhat, Maina and Paraj Raikar from Comba, Margao.