African nationals block national highway in Goa

  • IANS, Porvorim
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2013 15:46 IST

Over 200 African nationals blocked the NH 17 at Porvorim, five km from Panjim capital city, for nearly an hour Thursday. They were trying to take away the body of a Nigerian, found murdered earlier on Thursday, from an ambulance carrying it.

The incident took place after the body of a Nigerian national, yet unidentified by the police, was found in Parra, a village adjoining the beach village of Calangute, which is notorious for being Goa's narco-tourism industry's capital.

"The body was being taken to the Goa Medical College morgue in an ambulance when a mob of Africans stopped it and pulled the corpse out at Porvorim," a police official said.

The official said that two companies of police personnel were rushed to the spot, after the number of African nationals swelled to nearly 200.

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