One year on, no results in Seraulim man’s murder probe


 January 22 will mark one year since this senior citizen from Seraulim was hacked to death in cold blood, but the accused involved in the gruesome murder remains still at large.
Seventy-two year old Constancio Menino D’Silva was found lying dead in a pool of blood in his room on January 22 by his daughter around noon after she made inquiries about his whereabouts.
Post mortem examination report on the body of the 72-year old deceased had revealed a total of 10 injuries on his body, including 2-3 injuries on his throat and head resulting in his death.
The murder case was initially investigated by then Colva police station incharge, PI Devendra Gad. Investigations into the case were later taken over by incumbent Police Inspector, Nilesh Rane, but a breakthrough in the sensational case has eluded the men-in-uniform so far. Investigations into the case were being supervised and monitored by SPs and DySPs, but the police have so far failed to nab the accused person.
The family had been running from pillar to post ~ right from the Colva police station to the Margao district headquaters and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for justice in the case, but in vain. All that the family has received from the police authorities so far are only assurances of a breakthrough in the murder.
Constancio’s daughter Joanita, who has been knocking the doors of the police authorities, said the Colva police told her that they have identified the murder suspect and are closely monitoring his movement. Joanita had provided a clue about the suspect involved in the case, but police investigations have shown that another person was involved in the case.
The Colva police are believed to have recently landed up in Delhi in search of the suspect, but returned empty handed, sources said.
When contacted, DySP Mohan Naik said the police are investigating the case and have narrowed down on the suspect involved in the crime. “We are on the trail of the suspect. I don’t want to throw light on our investigations, but certainly we are monitoring his movements,” he added. [H]