Goa: Lending a final twist to the Swapnil Walke murder case probe, DGP Mukesh Kumar Meena said that the police have cracked the case by concluding that “armed robbery gone wrong” was the sole motive behind the killing. The “final and official theory”, as the DGP put it, came the day broke the news that Goa police had formed three different teams to probe three angles – robbery, stolen gold and contract killing.
“The motive is very clear. It was robbery,” Meena told reporters at the South Goa police headquarters, Margao. “The robbers had carried out a survey of some shops, and ultimately selected this particular one. Their plan didn’t succeed owing to the scuffle that ensued between the killer and the victim.”
To a question about stolen gold being the probable reason for the murder, Meena rejected the possibility. “I am completely rejecting the theory. I don’t know who floated this theory. Till now we have found no link between the deceased and the killer. We have analysed their call details, there isn’t a single call from the accused to this person.
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