MARGAO: In a shocking revelation before the Mumbai Police, the trio arrested in the double murder have confessed that they hit the two victims with an iron rod on the head.
As per the FIR registered by the Mumbai police at Dadar, the three were suspiciosly moving around in the city when they were apprehended by the cops and questioned.
“They confessed that they killed Minguel Miranda 62 yrs and his mother in law Catarina Pinto 85 years as they failed to make payments for the works they had done at their house,” FIR states.
It further states that a sharp iron rod was used to kill the two.
“The trio had planned to run away to Jharkhand by an evening train,” it states.
Giving the sequence of events the police said on March 8, at around 0930 hrs complainant Valentino Miranda appeared at PS Fatorda and informed that his father Minguel Miranda had been murdered by the labourers who were staying in a room behind their house.
Accordingly Police team reached the spot and found one Minguel Miranda 62 yrs and his mother in law Catarina Pinto 85 years were lying in a pool of blood.
“They had suffered blunt as well as sharp injuries. Three labourers staying at their residence were found missing along with the scooty of the victim. Immediately a murder case was registered at Fatorda PS and multiple teams were formed to trace the accused persons. However no details of the absconding laborers were available with the victim family,” the police release said.
Further, it aaid, considering the gravity of the case, staff from Margao Sub division and the Vasco Subdivision were roped in under the leadership of SDPO Margao Harish Madkakair and overall supervision of the undersigned and the DIG Range Parmaditya.
After an extensive search the scooty missing from the crime scene was traced at Vasco Railway Station. Extensive searches were made at Vasco railway station, Margao Railway Station and the trains passing through these stations.
Through technical analysis and intelligence collection all three accused were traced in Dadar Mumbai. Immediately a Fatorda team was sent there who with the help of local police apprehended all 3 accused person who were planning to escape to Jharkhand.
“They confessed to the gruesome double murder. They are being brought to Goa for further investigation,” the note said.