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Aus tourist death: Calangute pub reopens

india Updated: Oct 10, 2008 14:23 IST
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Calangute's Club City pub, where an Australian national was allegedly beaten to death, is back to business after facing closure for almost a day on account of the episode.

Located on the lane leading to the Goa's famous Calangute beach, the pub is open 24 hours and is frequented by foreign and domestic tourists alike.

At 10 pm, on Thursday night, almost 48 hours after the Australian's death, the business here was normal and the place was flooded with domestic tourists.

Two days, after the incident, however, the pub staff is reluctant to discuss the episode even as group of domestic tourists were playing pool table unmindful of the fact that the place has grabbed national headlines.

"I dont know anything. I was in Bangalore when incident occured," a bar manager who identified himself as Amit, said.

He even feigned innocence about the exact table where Kelly was attacked.

The staff spent their entire Wednesday in Calangute police station replying various questions. The primary investigations have led to the arrest of two waiters and a security guard from the pub. The post-mortem has confirmed that he died due to internal injuries.

On Wednesday morning, a pub brawl left the 65-year-old Australian national John Kelly with several internal injuries. Kelly died in Goa Medical College and Hospital ten hours later.

Police say the deceased entered into an argument with the staff over 'style of serving the beer' during early hours.