GOA: The sessions court convicted Merces resident Osban Lucas Fernandes and Sindhudurg resident Ramesh Tayaji Bagve for the murder of a labourer in May 2013. They were also found guilt of destroying evidence. The accused are serving life imprisonment for attempting to murder the two minor children of the deceased at Anmod Ghat.
According to the prosecution, the labourer was tied to a pole and mercilessly assaulted and buried at the site with the help of a JCB machine. To cover up the murder, the accused drove the deceased’s wife and children to Anmod Ghat to eliminate them. While they murdered his wife, the two children survived the attempt to strangle them.
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