Case of murder registered at local police station against bouncer

A Pongal holiday trip to Goa turned fatal for a 29-year-old man from the city after he was stabbed to death at a shack on Colva beach near Panaji, on Sunday night.

The police said G. Madhan (29), a resident of Sixth Street, Gandhi Nagar in Kodungaiyur of north Chennai, left on January 11 for Goa, along with 14 friends. They reached Colva beach by road in two cars on January 13 around 10 p.m. and booked into a hotel.

Madhan, who worked in a private company in Ponneri as a mechanic (field officer), is survived by his wife, Mithili (26) and three-year-old daughter, Vishali. Madhan’s father, Gangadharan (65), a retired staff member of Royal Enfield, has been bed-ridden for the past four years and Madhan was the sole earning member of the family.

“Immediately after reaching Goa, my son spoke to me saying that he had reached safely. We were worried as they were travelling by cars,” said 63-year-old G. Lokanayaki, Madhan’s mother.

A case of murder has been registered at a police station in Goa.

“His (Madhan’s) friends who were with him might be knowing more about the incident. The case will be investigated by the local police in Goa,” said assistant police commissioner (MKB Nagar), Govi Manoharan. The police said the body, which was at the mortuary of the Hospicio hospital at Margao in south Goa, was being brought to Chennai by road in an ambulance.

Accused bouncer absconding

The Colva police made no headway till Tuesday evening in the murder of Madhan by a bouncer employed at a shack in Colva in south Goa.

Goa director general of police Kishan Kumar told The Hindu on Monday late evening that the group arrived in Goa on Sunday and were boarding in a hotel in Colva. After returning from their tour that day, seven of the 14 men, including Madhan, went to a shack at 10.30 p.m. and consumed alcoholic drinks till midnight.

As the shack was preparing to close for the day, the men allegedly demanded more drinks but they were refused service by a waiter. This resulted in a heated argument between the group and the waiter, at which point three bouncers intervened. During the extended altercation, one of the bouncers allegedly pulled out a knife and attacked the deceased. Madhan succumbed to his injuries on the spot. The accused is absconding.

In this case, Gopinath A. from Chennai, lodged a complaint at the Colva police station that night that, at Boomrang Bar & Restaurant, Colva, accused Bazilio alias Pokod Potos and Xavier D’Costa, both working as bouncers at the above bar, in the process of driving him and his friends out of the bar, assaulted them and later accused no. 1 stabbed his friend, G. Madhan, with a sharp weapon on the left hand side of the chest, resulting in instant death.

(With inputs from Prakash Kamat)

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