The dead body of Muhammad Aga was found floating near a casino, two days after an accident on top of the Mandovi bridge and the find has left the deceased family crying foul. The Panjim police, however, are convinced they are on the trail of truth.
The police received a call in the early morning of August 31, 2022, stating that a two-wheeler rider had fallen into the Mandovi river after his vehicle crashed with a four-wheeler on the Mandovi bridge.
On receiving the call, a team of policemen visited the spot of the accident and after a detailed search called for the Navy divers to continue the search operations in the morning.
Ten naval divers searched without success, until one body was spotted located near a floating casino early on the morning of September 2, 2022. The police were called and after identification by the parents the body was identified as that of 21-years-old old Muhammad Aga from Bhatlem in Panjim by his parents.
“We were informed of the accident by the occupants of the car soon after the accident and an accident case was registered. The body has been sent to the GMC morgue for a postmortem to be conducted on Saturday and an offence is to be registered against the driver of the car,” PI Nikhil Palyekar informed Gomantak Times.
Despite the police recording statements of those involved in the accident, the parents of late Muhammad Aga are not convinced that their son died due to the accident. The family members of the deceased have alleged their son was kidnapped and murdered and demanded an FIR be lodged against the driver.
The father of the deceased boy is claiming that the dead body doesn’t seem to have been in the water for four days. Blood was oozing out from the injury marks. How could blood still be seen if the body was in water for four days, questioned the father.
According to details with the police, a four-wheeler with registration number KA 35 T 3786 collided with the two- wheeler (GA 07 J 5738) on the Mandovi bridge on August 31 and the driver of the two-wheeler was reported to have fallen in the river.
The father of the deceased claimed that his son’s mobile phone is missing although the debit card was still on the dead body. The father has put up a status on social media platforms asking “JusticeforMohammedAga# MySon. The family members of the
deceased are not ready to accept that it is an accident and are claiming a conspiracy to kill their boy.
“This is an accident as reported to us. Now that we have found the dead body we are going to register an offence against the driver of the car,” PI Nikhil Palyekar told Gomantak Times whilst refuting claims of the parents.
“Loss of a child is always difficult to accept. The parents will claim many things during grief but as officers we know what has to be done and what we are doing,” claimed an officer at Panjim police station on condition of anonymity.