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Ribandar assault victim whose wrist was chopped off succumbs



Krishna Kuttikar, whose wrist was chopped off in the Sunday night brutal attack at Ribandar, succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment at the Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim.

Referring to the postmortem report, the police said that the death occurred owing to the reasons such as severe blood loss and fatal injuries.

Old Goa police have added murder charge in the case under IPC section 302. While in the other case, the Panaji police have arrested one more accused Dipesh Gawas from Nagali Taleigao in the attempt to murder case.

Old Goa police had arrested three of the accused Jack Oliviera (30), Kamlesh Kundaikar (26), both residents of Nagali, Taleigao and Manish Hadfadkar (22), from Chorao while the Panaji police had arrested Gavrish Bandodkar from Nagali, Taleigao.

It may be recalled that on Sunday night in Nagali Taleigao a group of 8 accused persons, four of them wearing masks allegedly assaulted Eknath Gauns and Yuvnath Kuttikar. 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 a sword (later revealed to be koyta) and stones during which Krishna’s wrist was chopped off. Old Goa police have attached the koyta and 2 two-wheelers in connection with the case.

The accused Jack and Kamlesh are drivers by profession and have criminal background and were earlier arrested by Old Goa police in connection with alleged attempt to murder case in 2017. Police said that Jack was also involved in alleged robbery case registered in Panaji police station.

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