CANACONA: The day was supposed to be Love-in-the-Air with many couples out in the open for Valentine’s Day at the world-acclaimed Palolem beach visited for its scenic, and romance was to a rude shock and disbelief, as after one after the other, two dead bodies of two youngsters were found on the beach since early Tuesday morning.
Supriya Dubey, 26 and Vibhu Sharma, 27, both natives of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), were found drowned dead at Palolem beach. Supriya’s body was found lying on the Ourem side of Palolem beach at about 7 am on Tuesday. At the same time, the body of Vibhu was found floating in Seawater also at the Ourem side of Palolem beach at approximately 13.45 hrs.
According to Canacona Police, Supriya Dubey and her friend Vibhu Dubey had come to Canacona on Sunday Morning and boarding in a Hotel Room on the Ourem side of Palolem beach.
According to sources, the couple was reportedly last seen together late Monday evening, strolling and enjoying the beach at Palolem.
When asked, Canaocna PI Gawas informed, ‘No foul play is suspected. It may be an accidental drowning. However, all will be clear after the PM examination’.
Canaocna PI Chandrakant Gawas informed both the dead bodies were shifted to District Hospital Margao for preservation and post-mortem examination. The deceased’s families have been notified, and they (families) are reaching Goa on Wednesday. Further stating preliminary investigation has revealed that both came to Canaocna on Sunday and were staying together in a room at a hotel in Ourem. The post-mortem will throw more light on the cause of unnatural death.
It is learnt through police sources that Supriya Dubey working in an IT company in Bangluru, and Vibhu Sharma reportedly working in the film industry, have come from Bengaluru and Mumbai, respectively have arrived at Palolem on Sunday and both check-in at a beach hotel. However, the couple checked out from their hotel at 11 am on Monday and were staying-put /check-in into another hotel on the same day. Sources also revealed that both were far related, and the families of both were reportedly unaware of the couple’s Goa trip. People reportedly suspect the girl descended into the seawater in the late evening (when night had already dawned), and seeing the girl drowning, her friend Vibhu Sharma who was also on the shore, ventured into the sea and got soaked.
When the body of Supriya was found, it was a blind case for police until a mobile was located very close to her body, and it (lock) was opened after using her fingerprints on her mobile….based on the calling pattern; police reportedly tried to call her friend’s (Vibhu) mobile. Still, they found it switched off, and the police again was to a dead end. When police were still trying to locate her friend as per her calls, a foreign national swimming in the sea noticed the body of Vibhu Sharma floating in the ocean.
The information was immediately passed on to the police, after which the lifeguards retrieved the body from the shore.
Based on the pictures on the girl’s mobile, Vibhu was identified as her accompanying person, and the families were contacted.
Police dispatched both bodies to District Hospital Margao for preservation and, based on the contact of both mobile, contacted the families of both the deceased’s. The family was reportedly arriving today morning (Wednesday) in Goa.
Police sources further informed that Police are taking the investigation seriously, as two young lives have been lost. Canacona PI Chandrakant Gawas handles the case conducting a further enquiry under the guidance of Dy. SP Sandesh Chodankar.