Eleven injury marks on Nadia`s body: Goa police

The body of Nadia Torrado bore 11 injury marks as per her autopsy report, officials said Monday.

Panaji: The body of Nadia Torrado bore 11
injury marks as per her autopsy report, officials said Monday
even as the ex-Tourism Minister of Goa remained untraced
following his questioning in connection with his close
friend`s death allegedly after consuming poison.

There were 11 injury marks on the body of the girl which
were reported during a post-mortem in Chennai. "The bruises
were also visible in the second autopsy conducted in Goa," a
senior police officer said.

Torrado, 28, died on May 30 at Chennai after allegedly
consuming rat poison and thereafter a post-mortem was conducted
on her body. The second autopsy was conducted when the body
was brought to Goa next day.

Torrado`s alleged suicide triggered trouble for former
minister Fransisco Micky Pacheco, who was her close friend.
After facing intense questioning by Crime Branch on Friday,
Pacheco went underground since Saturday and has been

Police spokesman Atmaram Deshpande said look-out
circulars has been issued against the minister, especially at
international airports. "There are no arrests executed in
this case, but Nadia`s family was quizzed even today," he

NCP legislator, who quit the post, termed his resignation
as a move to allow free and fair investigation.

Pacheco`s officer on special duty, Lyndon Monteiro, on
the other hand, moved his own anticipatory bail petition in
district court at Margao after being summoned by Crime Branch.

Monteiro, 37, who is also vice president of Goa Tourism
Development Corporation (GTDC), has distanced himself from
Pacheco claiming that his relations with minister were purely

"I am not concerned with his other personal aspects and
life," Monteiro had said in his anticipatory bail plea.


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