Gar­dener tried to as­sault me too: Shireen’s maid in plaint

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Mu­[email protected] times­ Danielle McLaugh­lin, Monika Ghurde

Panaji: Artist Shireen Mody’s gar­dener, af­ter fa­tally hit­ting her with a metal pipe on the head on Sun­day, also abused her maid and tried to at­tack her with the pipe when she en­quired about Mody, the maid has said in her com­plaint to po­lice. The post­mortem of 65year-old Mody, con­ducted by Goa Med­i­cal Col­lege doc­tors on Mon­day, has con­firmed that she died of head in­juries, An­juna po­lice in­spec­tor Navlesh Des­sai told TOI.

Mody was al­legedly killed by her gar­dener Pra­ful Jena at her res­i­dence at Ar­pora on Sun­day. Jena also died later, and po­lice said his post­mortem was likely to be held on Tues­day as they were wait­ing for his fam­ily mem­bers to ar­rive.

The maid,18-year-old Shilpa Puri from Kar­nataka, said, “I went to call madam at store­room and at that time I found Pappu (gar­dener Pra­ful Jena) com­ing out from the store­room with a metal pipe in his hand. I asked him where is madam, upon which he abused me and tried to as­sault me with the metal pipe.” The com­plaint says that there was one Tony (An­thony Kor­do­lia), a ten­ant of Mody, who was also present when Shilpa in­formed Mody’s daugh­ter Saf­fron Wiehl about Jena.

Crime branch has filed a clo­sure re­port


na­tional 28, was raped and later done to death by stran­gu­la­tion. McLaugh­lin’s body was dis­cov­ered at an iso­lated spot at Devbag in Cana­cona. Po­lice ar­rested Vikat Bha­gat.

Court has started trial in the case

2016 was mur­dered by se­cu­rity guard Raj Ku­mar Singh at her res­i­dence at

San­golda by smoth­er­ing her. Ghurde was found on the bed in a nude con­di­tion. Po­lice charged

Singh with mur­der, rob­bery and rape of Ghurde.

Court has framed the charges and trial in the case is un­der way

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