Goa suspect murder: Family of Russian found dead
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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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