Priest murdered in Goa

Panaji: A Catholic priest in Macazana was found allegedly murdered at his residence on Saturday and police are on the lookout for three suspects in connection with the incident.

Three persons from Uttar Pradesh have been identified for being allegedly involved in the murder of Fr. Esebio Ferrao at St Xaviers's Church at Macazana, 45 km from here, police said.

The trio had dinner with the priest, before suffocating him to death with a pillow, police said, adding his cook was locked inside another room on the premises.

The incident came to light in the morning when people came for the morning church service. Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao appealed for proper justice and apprehending the culprits. PTI