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Family of Goa woman alleges police harassment

india Updated: Jun 01, 2010 15:34 IST

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Family members of 28-year-old Nadia Torreado, who allegedly committed suicide by consuming rat poison, has accused police of harassing them on the pretext of investigation.

"The police ransacked our entire house and are asking us to say which we don't want to," Nadia's brother Romelle Torreado told PTI. He said the family has decided to approach Human Rights Commission complaining against the "high-handed behaviour" of the police when the family is grief-stricken.

"We were supposed to have a funeral this morning. But during the wee hours, we were served notice that a second postmortem will be conducted on her body," Romelle said.

Police raided Nadia's house at Loutolim village, 40 kms from Panaji and a flat on the outskirts of Margao yesterday. The searches were going on till early hours today.

The first autopsy was conducted in Chennai on Sunday before shifting the body to Goa where the second autopsy will be conducted this evening by government hospital in Margao.

The family members have alleged that the police, after registering an attempt to suicide case against Nadia, did not inform the sub divisional magistrate. "This is required as she was married for less than seven years. Police lapsed in the procedure," another family member said. Romelle said that NGOs are also entering the house under some pretext or other and disturbing the family members.