Panaji: The Old Goa police have booked two persons for alleged abetment of suicide of former sarpanch of Merces Prakash Naik. Police said that Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been added to the case following a complaint lodged by Akshaya Govekar, sister of Naik.
The two persons who have been booked are
Wilson Godinho and Tahir, police said.
Meanwhile, the family members of Naik have decided to
take possession of the body and perform the final rites at Merces on Monday.
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 the family members, on Friday, before he was
found dead, Naik had posted a message on a WhatsApp group. In the message, Naik
says that he is tired of everything, alleging that the two persons started
harassing him. Naik further says in the message that he has no option other
than committing suicide. He mentions about a ‘property issue’, alleging that
both the persons cheated him and that he can’t handle the pressure. Naik says
that these two persons should be held responsible for his death. He further
says in the message that they should compensate his family with Rs 2 crore.
Source:: The Navhind Times