Panaji: Goa police on Thursday arrested Sonia Torrado, mother of Nadia, in her daughter`s death case, in which former Goa tourism minister Fransisco Mickky Pacheco is an accused.
Sonia has been charged with culpable homicide, destruction of evidence and abetment to suicide, police inspector Sunita Sawant said on Thursday night.
Sonia (55), a teacher, was constantly being interrogated by the Crime Branch from May 30, when Nadia died in a hospital at Chennai after allegedly consuming poison.
She was said to be in the house when Nadia consumed poison on May 15.
A maid servant had earlier given a statement to the police saying that she was directed by Sonia to burn five bags containing Nadia`s belongings after her body was brought from Chennai.
Police had recovered few items, including an air ticket from the burnt remains.
Police have already arrested Pacheco in this case, while his close aide, Lyndon Monteiro, has been accused of destroying the evidence and is out after being granted anticipatory bail by the Supreme Court.