Panaji: Siddhagonda Patil, father of the
deceased Malgonda Patil, who was killed in the Margao bomb
explosion, has served a legal notice on Margao police for
their failure to hand over him his son`s body.
The notice, which is served through his lawyer V M
Deshpande, demands that the State should pay Rs 20,000 for the
family of Malgonda as they incurred in these expenses in
coming to Goa to take over the body.
Police called Malgonda Patil`s family members to take the
possession of the body to perform final rites but at the last
minute told that the postmortem is yet to be conducted, the
lawyer Deshpande said this evening.
Malgonda Patil is named as a prime accused in the 16/10
Margao blast case. Patil was killed few hours after one
amongst the three explosives exploded and his accomplice
Yogesh Naik, died on Tuesday after being critically injured.
After telephonic discussion with the relatives of Malgonda
they had come to take custody of the dead body. They had to
spend Rs 20,000 on the ambulance, stay and food, the notice
The lawyer said that Siddhagonda is a farmer and Malgonda
belongs to a very poor family. They had to borrow money to
meet expenses for Goa visit and even after coming here, the
police refused to hand over the body.
Siddhagonda wanted that after receipt of the notice,
police, with due respect, should bring the body to Karjanagi,
Post Nigadi, Taluk Jat, District Sangli.
The lawyer said that the Rs 20,000 expenses borne by his
client to come to Margao may be paid. "If not, the client will
seek justice in court and you (police) will be responsible for
the repercussions," the notice reads.