Crime Branch will now probe Fr Bismarque death case

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 19 November 2015 20:14 IST

Goa government has handed over Fr Bismarque Dias death case to the CID Crime Branch.

The announcement was made by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today evening.

Addressing a press conference, Parsekar said the case has been transferred after the blood-stained vest was found near the sluice gate, where Fr Bismarque had gone for a swim.

“Nobody should think that my government is trying to suppress any case of suspicious death of a social activist. We have thus met the public demand”, said Parsekar.

The CM also said he had pro-actively contacted the police soon after the reports of his death, telling them to probe the case from all angles, much before anybody had approached him in this regard.

The issue became more serious after a blood-stained vest was found, he said.

BACKGROUND

Fr Bismarque, a priest-turned-activist, had died in the creek of his St Estevam village on 6 November, the day he went missing.

His dead body was found floating the next day morning little ahead from Babhol Manos (a sluice gate) where had gone for a swim post-midnight of 5 November.

Two teenage boys accompanying him told the Old Goa police that three of them had drunk almost two cartons of beer, since evening till midnight of 5 November, after which he had gone swimming in the creek.

The boys came home next day morning but not Fr Bismarque, whose clothes, sandals and mobile were found on the banks of the river.

While the first post-mortem report conducted at GMC hospital stated that he died due to drowning, relatives and social activists refused to believe it since he was receiving threat calls for some days.

The second post-mortem was demanded due to injuries found on his body. The second autopsy stated that the injury marks were not pre-mortem but marks of aquatic creatures.

While second autopsy has suggested waiting for viscera report and chemical analysis to know the actual cause of death, social activists and relatives had demanded a thorough probe into the tragic death of Fr Bismarque, from all angles.

The issue took a dramatic turn when activist friends of Fr Bismarque found a blood-stained vest, similar to the brand the activist priest was using, 25 metres away from the sluice gate on 17 November, almost 10 days after his death. 

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Anthony, I agree with what you are saying: give the persons who found the blood stained clothes Police Uniforms minus the typical symbol of the Indian Police: The Danddo or Latti.

With proper training a Revolver would not be out of place for these Bravehearts.

And Goa Police and the Pigmy/Penguin could take a lesson from them.

- AnindO, U.A.E. | 23 rd November 2015 17:39

 

The persons who found his blood stained clothes should be given police uniforms...the old goa police expects evidence to tap on their door...and only then IF THEY FEEL will act upon it.

- Anthony, Mumbai | 20 th November 2015 15:01

 

The Penjuin of Goa is under intense pressure from Goans for CBI enquiry. The corrupt Goa police dismissed the case as drowning to hide the killers. The corrupt BJP knows the killers as BJP and Congress politicians are involved in the murder of Fr Bismarque. The Penjuin is aware that Goans will NOT KEEP quite till the killers are brought to justice or the Goans will dump the Penjuin in river Tiracol.

- Dominic Fernandes, UK | 20 th November 2015 00:54

 

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