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'Killer of British woman in Goa commits suicide'

A beach bar waiter in the resort state of Goa jailed for life last week for the brutal murder of a retired British woman has committed suicide in prison, police said.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2010 11:10 IST

A beach bar waiter in the resort state of Goa jailed for life last week for the brutal murder of a retired British woman has committed suicide in prison, police said.

Anand Kambli, 30, was convicted last week of killing Denise Higgins in a frenzied attack at a rented bungalow in the market town of Margao, south Goa, in April 2007.

The 52-year-old former civil servant, from the county of Oxfordshire in southern England, was discovered with multiple stab wounds lying in a pool of blood with her throat cut.

Kambli was found hanging from the roof of a prison toilet in Goa's Aguada jail on Thursday morning where he had been sharing a cell with 23 other inmates.

"The custodial death case has been registered and we are probing the sequence of events that led to suicide," Inspector General of Police Mihir Vardhan told AFP in Goa on Thursday.

Kambli, then 28, attacked Higgins after a dispute over money. He fled the scene but was arrested several days later.