The 10th accused Raja Hadfadkar (19) arrested by the Panaji police in connection with the case of alleged attempt to murder that was reported in July at Taleigao has been remanded to 7 days police custody. Hadfadkar is from Chorao. On Sunday, police had arrested two accused Parimal Pandit from Mapusa and Francis alias Franky Nadar from St Cruz. Both the accused were remanded to 4 days police custody. The accused were on the run, police said adding that probe is on to recover the weapon that was used in the crime.
Earlier, police had arrested Dhananjay Chari, Dattaprasad Chari both from St Inez, Deepesh Gawas, Gavrish Bandodkar, Jack Oliviera, Kamlesh Kundaikar residents of Nagali, Taleigao and Manish Hadfadkar from Chorao. The accused are in judicial custody, informed police.
In July at Nagali, Taleigao, a group of four of them wearing mask allegedly assaulted Eknath Gauns and Yuvnath Kuttikar. The motive behind the attack appears to be previous enmity, police had said. After being alerted about the attack, Yuvnath’s brother Krishna along with his friend Dilip Kankonkar proceeded on a two-wheeler to track down the accused.
Upon reaching Ribandar, they noticed the four accused persons Jack, Kamlesh, Manish and Gavrish. Police said that the four accused allegedly assaulted Krishna and Dilip reportedly using sword (later revealed to be koyta) and stones during which Krishna’s wrist was chopped off. Krishna later died while undergoing treatment at the GMC. This second case is with Old Goa police and a murder charge was added in the case under IPC Section 302.