Panaji: Goa`s Tourism Minister Fransisco
Pacheco has been summoned by the state police in connection
with the death of a 28-year-old woman, who allegedly committed
suicide by consuming poison.
"South Goa district police issued summons to the
minister at 4.00 p.m last evening. The minister could not
present himself before the police as summoned reached his
office at 4.20 pm," Lyndon Monteiro, officer on special duty
to the minister, told a news agency.
He said the minister had left for work when the
summons were served.
Nadia Torreado died on Sunday at a Chennai hospital
after allegedly consuming rat poison.
Women`s organizations had alleged involvement of
Pacheco in her death. However, Pacheco had rubbished the
allegations claiming that Nadia was his family friend.
Alleging harassment by police, the family members of
Nadia said they will approach the National Human Rights
commission (NHRC) with their complaints against the police.