Quepem man detained after wife, daughters found dead in well

The Cuncolim police on Friday detained a man, Dinesh Velip (35) after the dead bodies of his wife and two young …

MARGAO: The Cuncolim police on Friday detained a man, Dinesh Velip (35) after the dead bodies of his wife and two young daughters were fished out from a well at Barcem in Quepem in the morning.

The incident that has raised a suspicion over the cause of the deaths has rocked the entire South Goa.
Police said that the dead bodies of Ms Divya Dinesh Velip, aged 26, Ms Dipasha Dinesh Velip, aged 5, and Bindiya Dinesh Velip, aged 2, were fished out from the well with the help of fire personnel.
According to the police, some local had gone near the well on Friday morning at 8.30 am and noticed the dead body of a young girl there. The local later alerted others and people gathered there in large numbers and found two more bodies in the well. Later, the police were informed.
Police said that the dead bodies have been kept at the Hospicio Hospital morgue in Margao. They further said that a team of officers from Cuncolim police station visited the site and after conducting the primary investigation, reported the matter to the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Quepem, Ms Sandhya Kamat. The inquiry is being conducted by the SDM as the woman’s death has occurred within seven years of marriage. Police said that at present the case has been registered as an unnatural death and based upon the SDM’s report, further police action will be taken.
The well is around 30 metres away from the house of the victims. One of the victim girl was a Balwadi student, said police. They said that no suicide note or anything else was found near the site. Police said that based on the postmortem report, further action will be taken by the SDM.
The Superintendent of Police, South Goa, Mr Shekhar Prabhudessai said that the papers related to the case have been handed. over to the SDM and inquiry has started. He said that upon inquiry, the report will be submitted to police for further action.
Meanwhile, the deceased woman has two brothers, originally from Gaondongrim. Their names are Mr Tamdo Gaonker and Mr Shanta Gaonker and it is learnt that they have raised suspicion over their sister’s death. Police said that the husband was working at a stone quarry. The South Goa SP, Mr Prabhudessai, SDPO Mr Mohan Naik and others visited the site. [NT]