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TMC Leaders Meet Goa Teenager's Family Who Died Mysteriously on Beach

The leaders slammed BJP coalition government in Goa for botching up the probe into the youngster's death.

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A Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation comprising Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra, party leader Babul Supriyo, and party's National Vice-President Luizinho Faleiro on Monday, 25 October, met the family of deceased teenager who died in mysterious circumstances on a beach in Goa in August.

The leaders slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Goa for botching up the probe into the youngster's death.

"This family has lost their daughter. Police have done nothing but added to their misery," Moitra said, after meeting the teenager's parents.

"The police have not done the post-mortem as per law. Only one doctor has done the post-mortem, when ideally there should have been three. Doctors never said it's a suicide yet the police was quick to declare it a suicide. The CCTV footage went miraculously missing that night. How? Why?" Faleiro asked.

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Moitra and Supriyo are currently in Goa ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to the coastal state. Banerjee is expected to arrive in the poll-bound state on 28 October.

The 19-year-old girl, a resident of Nachinola village in north Goa, was allegedly missing since the morning of 12 August and a missing complaint was filed by her father with the Calangute police station.

The body was found in a partially clothed state on the following day at Calangute beach. A post-mortem ruled out any sexual assault and murder while identifying the cause of death as drowning in the sea.

The teenager's father, Santosh, has however demanded that the case should be registered and investigated as a murder, raising red flags about the police investigation.

(This piece has been edited for language.)

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