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Nigerian's murder: second accused arrested in Goa

PTI  Panaji, November 10, 2013
First Published: 10:17 IST(10/11/2013) | Last Updated: 10:50 IST(10/11/2013)

Goa Police has arrested the second accused in connection with the murder of a Nigerian national, which had sparked protests by his fellow countrymen, who had created ruckus and blocked a national highway.

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Superintendent of police (north) Priyanka Kashyap confirmed that accused Praveen Manohar Mandrekar was arrested on Saturday evening from Assagao village for murdering Obodo Uzoma Simeon, a Nigerian national on October 30.

This is the second arrest in this case, as another accused Surendra Pol was arrested on Wednesday.

Kashyap said that Mandrekar was a gang leader of a group of eight people, who brutally killed the Nigerian.

Police officials confirmed that the post-mortem report has revealed that the deceased had 25 stab injuries.

Protesting the murder in Mapusa, a group of 200 nationals from the African country had blocked a major highway in Goa and clashed with the police and locals. 52 Nigerians were arrested for creating ruckus.


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