Husband shoots wife to death at Agonda

Goemkarponn Desk

CANACONA: In a grusome incident, a Malkarnem resident has allegedly shot his wife to death with a gun at Agonda.

Police said they arrested Alfred Pereira (42) for allegedly killing his wife Sonia Monteiro (35) at his in-laws residence.

“Daughter of the deceased filed a police complaint following which the accused Alfred Pereira was arrested. Incident happened at 8.30 pm yesterday when the deceased returned home from work. The accused allegedly fired gunshots at point blank at his wife killing her instantly,” the police said

Information was received at 23:07 hours on Oct 16, 2021 that a lady named Sonia Monterio E Pereira was declared dead to the CHC Canacona because of gunshot injury. On receipt of the information, the police team rushed to the CHC Canacona.

It was revealed that the husband of the victim, Mr. Alfred Pereira, age 43 years and resident of Molkormem, Quepem had marital discord with his wife for the past few years and had shot her while she was returning to home on the suspicion of having an extra-marital affair. He was arrested on 17/10/2021 owing to his confession to the crime.

The Police team with the help of the forensics team gathered evidence from the scene of crime. Scene of crime Panchnama was conducted in presence of two respectable witnesses. The weapon of assault was seized after being led by the accused.

The accused is being produced before JMFC Canacona for Police remand. Also, inquest and Post Mortem examination is being conducted. Further investigation is being conducted by the Police.

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