Goa suspect murder: Family of Russian found dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 13:56

Panaji: Six months after Russian teenager
Elena Sukhanova was found dead on the tracks near Thivim
railway station in Goa, her family members now suspect that
she was murdered.

"The facts placed by the Indian police clearly indicate
that she was killed," Dimitiry Voronova, Elena`s
brother-in-law, who is presently in Goa to identify her
remains, said.

The mutilated body of the 19-year-old MBA student
was found lying on the tracks near Thivim railway station
on May 7, 2009.

Police had termed it as a case of "accidental death",
claiming that the Russian came under the wheels of the train
in which she was travelling, a possibility that the Konkan
railway authorities had rubbished.

The family members, banking on the photographs
of her body (sent from Goa) and her original pictures had
consulted the forensic laboratory in Moscow, which said that
the "remains does not seem to be that of Elena."

Dimitry said he will write a formal letter to the police
"seeking detailed investigation of the case" to confirm
whether Elena was murdered.

"She (Elena) was supposed to come back to Moscow on
May 3. On May 2, Elena had called up home confirming that she
will be leaving from Goa. We don`t understand why she stayed
back," he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 13:56

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