Special teams to probe Goa homicides

Special teams to probe Goa homicides

10 bodies recovered in three days

 Six bodies were recovered on Wednesday alone, four from a creek and two from the sea. The police suspect Wednesday’s cases were two separate incidents of suicide pacts.

A worried chief minister Digambar Kamat addressed a press conference to say the police was making every effort to solve the cases and a medical panel had been set up to conduct the autopsies.

Of the four female bodies recovered between Monday and Tuesday at different outdoor locations in the state, three had been partially burnt to destroy the evidence and make it difficult to identify them, Goa police chief B S Bassi said. A fourth victim’s face was completely battered and the body dumped in an open space outside a primary school. The police have managed to identify two of the victims so far. Schoolgirl Evita Rodrigues, 16, who was reported missing by her family on Monday, turned up dead miles away from her home along a highway in South Goa that very evening. She had been strangled to death, and her body burnt and face disfigured, the police said.

Conceicao Piedade D’Souza, 60, a fisherwoman was last seen alighting from a bus on Monday. Her burnt body was found outside Panaji, shorn of its gold ornaments.