PANAJI: The pathology report of the accused, Sachin Venu Gopal Kurup, the 42-year-old from Pune, who faces culpable homicide charges following a reckless driving incident at a Vagator resort has revealed a NIL traces of narcotic substance in the pathology report.
Kurup was remanded to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday as the police pursue further investigations into the incident.
The accused, behind the wheel of a Haryana-registered SUV, collided with a resort owner who was on the phone outside the reception area, resulting in her tragic death.
Two resort staff members, Shiv Mangal Dindo and Rupa Paras, sustained injuries in the same incident and are currently under medical care. The accused reportedly visited a friend at the resort when the collision occurred.
The Anjuna police had booked Kurup under section 304 IPC for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Locals in the area had alleged that the accused appeared disoriented and showed no remorse for the grave consequences of his actions.
It may be recalled on Saturday at around 8.47 p.m. a Haryana registered SUV car went off the road and entered the reception of a resort crushing to death the owner and injuring two staff.
The deceased was identified as Remedia Mary Albuquerque (57) and the two injured are Shiv Mangal Dindo (22) and Rupa Paras (31) both staff of La Maior Roma resort. In this connection Anjuna police registered an offence under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code and arrested the accused Sachin Kurup.