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CBI must probe death of Swedish man Kin

CBI must probe death of Swedish man Kin

11 Aug 2017 No comment 39 hits

Panaji: Family of Swedish national Felix Dahl, who was found dead on a gravel road under mysterious circumstances on January 28, 2015, at Patnem, Canacona, has approached the high court of Bombay at Goa, seeking direction to transfer the alleged murder case to the CBI and to set-up a committee to investigate into the 'large number of foreign national deaths' in Goa.

In her petition, Dahl's mother Minna Pirhonen has urged the court to set guidelines for investigating/reporting deaths of foreign nationals in the state.

The state government has entrusted special public prosecutor S R Rivankar to appear on behalf of the state.

Pirhonen has stated in her petition that, as an aggrieved mother, she continues to write and maintain correspondence with the local investigating agency, providing them with all necessary details so that the inquiry can be conducted in a fair and proper manner, despite which Canacona police has not taken up the investigation seriously.

In her petition she has said that it has been more than two years and five months since he was found dead, and that it appeared that the police personnel attached with the Canacona police station are reluctant to conduct a fair and proper investigation into the case.

"The petition is filed for change in investigation agency from Canacona police station to CBI for the purpose of conducting the investigation," the petition stated.

Pirhonen said that there was a significant delay in the lodging the FIR, and, hence, there is every possibility that the material evidence, imperative to correct investigation, could have be been destroyed.

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