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Moodbidri: Murder of Paul Goveas - family feud most plausible cause

Daijiworld Media Network - Moodbidri (SP)

Moodbidri, Apr 16: The incident in which a senior citizen, Paul Goveas (82) was murdered and his son, Stany, was injured at Karangana in Hosabettu village near here on the night of Friday April 14 is believed to be the result of long-standing family feud. Paul, a farmer living near Shediguri Chaitanya Yuvaka Mandal, was hacked to death and his son was injured with a sharp weapon. Stany is being treated in Wenlcok Hospital Mangaluru.

Stany has named the attacker as Dolphy, his brother. Stany had invited his father to accompany him to the Holy Mass scheduled at Hosabettu church on the occasion of Good Friday between 5 pm and 7.45 pm that day. Paul said he was not willing to attend as his hand was paining. When Stany came back and was parking his motor bike, his brother, Dolphy, who was wielding a sharp weapon which looked like a sickle, reportedly shouted at him in Konkani, demanding his belongings. When he tried to murder Stany, the latter escaped but suffered injury to his head and ear. Later, Stany found his father in a pool of blood in the kitchen, it is gathered.

Dolphy, who is into Shaminana hiring business at Moodbidri, used to stay in the house of his parents-in-law at Ajekar. Wife of Paul Goveas had committed suicide under mysterious circumstances during January 2015 when no one else was at home. Many had suspected by the way the body of Lilly was hanging, that she was killed and hanged there. There were allegations that she was murdered on account of land dispute, and fingers were pointed at the role of Dolphy. But there was no headway in establishing his role in this murder.

Out of five children of Goveas, two sons are involved with dispute over landed property and the other three are daughters who live at Mumbai, Canada and Ooty. It is said that recently Paul had registered a land that was in his name in the name of his daughter, Felcy, living at Canada. He also had given power of attorney in favour of his son, Stany, with whom he lived. A case over property between Dolphy and Paul Goveas is pending in court. It is said that materials related to Shamiana business were scattered in the property of Paul Goveas, who objected to the visits by Dolphy.

The murder, as per an estimate, happened at around 7.30 pm. It is said that dog of the house did not bark. It is said that although CCTV cameras are installed around the house, DVR is not available. The cameras have not been touched.

Police commissioner, Chandra Sekhar, deputy commissioners of police (law and order), Shantaraju and Sanju Patel (crime), assistant commissioner, Rajendra D S, local police inspector, Ramchandra Nayak, sub-inspector, Dejappa, forensic experts, sniffer dogs and finger print experts visited the spot and collected information and materials. Investigation is in progress.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    How sad and horrible act.That too from own Children?For a piece of land many had sacrifeid theri lives before.Father can and could give to any one who he wants .Because of it need not kill your own father ,become a enemy of your brother.Poor father could have enjoyed his old days some more years.Now noone knows really who killed him.One doubt,why father complained of hand pain,was it already had some fight with son who attached him ?Not To go to church ,it was must be really more painfull.Now everyone must be closely investigated.May the soul of the deceased Paul be rest in peace.One who raises his hand against his own brother,or father will be too suffer later in same way.

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  • VINOD,

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    I cannot believe that pavlam is no more. I have spoken with him on 10.04.2017 at his residence. I'm so sad that he is no more. Whoever done this will not survive from God's eye. Pavlam rest in peace. I'm sure that pavlam will be in heaven during this Easter.

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore/Australia

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    Vinod, By any chance one of my friend James Goveas is their relative. I lost his contact. James Goveas was my hostel mate in Sacred Heart Hostel of St Aloysius college.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    What an appalling story. Family feuds should be looked into by Councillors and the problems identified and resolved.

    It is difficult to comprehend that precious lives are taken away for the sake of money.

    I wish better discretion had prevailed

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  • concerned citizen, Global citizen

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    points to be noted-
    1. dog didn't bark
    2. CCTV footages didn't get seized by cops
    3. It's funny how Dolphy seems like the more obvious suspect when the narrative is noted only from one perspective
    4. The police didn't find any evidence of Dolphy being involved in the previous murder
    5. Murder weapon missing
    7. One sided narrative

    If the police doesn't investigate the case this time well and catch the real culprit (not just arrest someone on a whim) then we can pat them on the back. Otherwise, it's just shameful that this is the second murder in the same house that will be left hanging.

    There is an immediate need to buck up.

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  • NN, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 20 2017

    Murder has not taken place in Western world. Indian police have their own way to bring out the truth. Give them a couple of days.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    son killed his own father!!! terrible... no one cares their relation in front of property and money.
    Dolphy get ready for your turn, may your son might keep ready that sickle. Karma will follow

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    If parents teach children that money and property are everything they will go after it.

    If parents teach they children the values of family over money, then they will be more caring for the family.

    Also children will learn how we treat our parents and they will treat us same.

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  • Pratap Rao, Bangalore

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    Why do people fight over property of their parents? Money comes and it goes. Nobody came here with wealth and no one can take it when one moves out. Why is then this obsession on things that are not permanent? Instead if people could be more generous specially when they are able to live simple lives with a sense of detachment life could be much more happy. It is all sad that people are willing to kill for property and not for larger causes in life

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    Why children should depend upon parents property? Like parents (Father) they have to strive hard and make some property of their own instead of relying on somebodys property. Its Fathers wish to give his property or anything to whom he is looked after and taken care of. This also counts. Simply demanding share and neglecting the parents seems to have no ethics.

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  • Peter, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    No common sense now a days. People are more interested in others life rather than their own.

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  • sri, Karkala

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    This father looks like more adamant.
    Property should be shared equally between sons.. At least will should have been executed. Favouring sisters obviously going to create problems for brothers..
    But some recent court rules that grown up son and daughters should not ask anything in parents property. They cannot create disturbance too...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    Yesterday I said Property ...

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  • Valentine, Qatar/ Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    how did you know

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 16 2017

    Common Sense ...

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