Even as the three accused have been successfully nabbed by the cops, fingers are now being pointed at the Margao police team for late arrivals at the crime scene.
One Lenny Da Costa wrote on facebook saying his clinic staff responded immediately after realising what had happened and tried to stop the bleeding till more people could help in shifting the victim.
“He was shifted to a nearby hospital as that seemed to be the logical thing to do but were informed to take him to a Hospicio by which time the cops arrived and shifted him but alas it was too late. we were told that the injuries were extensive. So what we could do we did and we are as shattered as anyone that we couldn’t save him. He was a friend and an awesome neighbour,” he wrote.
The guy who recorded the entire scene on camera said that while he was filming his my mom called up the cops.
“Then I rushed down to help Swapnil, by the time I reached there, two nurses from the clinic at the side were putting pressure on the wound. Then we, the crowd that had gathered, decided to take him to w Kamat’s Hospital. I had informed the crowd that I recorded the incident, so they told me to wait for the cops outside the store,” he narrated the incident.
He said that the store was empty and they could come back.
“The cops as usual took their own sweet time to come. There was some problem at the hospital so the cops took him to Hospicio. On arrival he was declared dead,” he said adding “I sent the video only to the cops. They leaked it to the press. Swapnil was bleeding from his neck and stomach”.