Postmortem on Cenito’s body today at GMC
Following intervention of Salcete sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Dasharath Redkar, a three doctor panel will conduct a postmortem on the body of late Cenito Vaz on Tuesday at 2pm at Goa medical college and hospital at Bambolim.
"The family has been insisting on the second postmortem following which a three doctor panel comprising Avinash Pujari, Siddharth Banaulikar and M Godikar will conduct the same on Tuesday," said Redkar.
Redkar added that the inquest panchanama has taken place at Hospicio hospital, Margao, and that a letter had been sent to the dean of GMC requesting for the second postmortem.
Cenito, who hails from Aquem-Baixio in Navelim, had joined the ship M V Sakura on November 11 as a saloon trainee, while the company informed his family members on November 19 that he was found hanging in the provision space with a cloth around his neck on November 18. Ship staff members had to cut the cloth piece to free and lower him down.
"From the photographs of Cenito's body you can see marks on his body and we suspect foul play and we do not believe it to be a case of suicide at all," said Cenito's brother-in-law Leslie Coutinho.
The family pointed out that the boy had just joined the ship and the incident took place a week after joining adding that Cenito was in a good state of mind and was looking forward to his first stint on the ship. The family are also upset that the ship company has not yet submitted to them the first postmortem report and have told them it was conducted in Panama and that they would have to wait for more than a month to collect the report. [TOI]