Panaji: The Goa police crime branch Tuesday
quizzed former state Tourism Minister Fransisco Pacheco`s
estranged wife Sara in connection with Nadia Torrado death
Sara, who is facing a divorce petition from Pacheco,
arrived at the Crime Branch along with Auda Viegas, President
of NGO `Bailancho Ekvott`.
Sara is being questioned over the death of 28-year-old
Nadia, who died after she allegedly consumed rat poison on May
Pacheco along with his close aide, Lyndon Monteiro are
accused in the case. The duo is absconding ever since the
Crime branch accused them for Nadia`s death.
Viegas said that Sara married Pacheco in 1999 and
their marriage is on the rocks since 2004.
In December 2008, Sara filed a complaint of domestic
violence against Pacheco claiming that he abused her often and
threw her out of the house.
Subsequently, in January 2009, Pacheco filed a divorce
petition seeking to separate from Sara.
Sara has also filed a complaint of forgery against
Pacheco last year alleging that he sold all her flats and a
vehicle, which was in her name.
Viegas said that Sara was not well and could not
attend the summons, which were issued earlier.