Wilson Godinho, one of the two persons booked by the Old Goa police for alleged abetment of suicide of former sarpanch of Merces Prakash Naik, has approached the District and Sessions Court, Panaji seeking anticipatory bail.
Police have filed its say opposing the anticipatory bail of Godinho. The matter will come up for hearing on Tuesday.
On Sunday, the police had booked Godinho and Tahir under the IPC section 306 following a complaint lodged by Akshaya Govekar, sister of Naik. The former sarpanch was found dead at his residence at Voilem Bhat in Merces on Friday. The Old Goa police had registered a case of unnatural death. A post-mortem was conducted on the body at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) by a panel of two doctors on Saturday.
Police said the post-mortem report confirmed that Naik died due to craniocerebral damage as a result of a ‘perforating firearm missile injury’.
According to Naik’s family members, on Friday, before he was found dead, he had posted a message on a WhatsApp group. In the message, Naik had said that he is tired of everything, alleging that the two persons have started harassing him. Naik had said that the two persons should be held responsible for his death.