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Jeweller was stabbed at shop in the heart of Margao

GOA: A jeweller was stabbed at his shop in the heart of Margao . Chasing the assailant and losing blood rapidly, Swapnil Walke, 41, collapsed outside the store, and died before he could be taken to hospital. South Goa SP Pankaj Kumar Singh said that CCTV footage from inside and outside the shop are being examined by the police. “The culprit stormed into the shop and pointed a pistol at the deceased,” he said. “This led to a scuffle between the two, following which the accused stabbed him multiple times.”

Sources said that the CCTV footage shows that the assailant fired at the man, though this couldn’t be independently confirmed. Later, when searching the crime scene, police found a country-made pistol, a magazine, an empty cartridge, three live rounds and a knife cover.

Eyewitnesses said that minutes after some commotion was heard from inside the shop at around 12.30pm, the assailant bolted out of the premises wielding a knife dripping with blood. Handheld video of the crime quickly went viral on social media, eliciting a furore from angry citizens as well as the opposition. The recording showed three persons, including the assailant, fleeing the spot. “However, investigations will reveal how many were actually involved in it,” Singh said.

The News24 Goa

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