Goa: Delhi family attacked with swords, knives; CM reacts
In a shocking incident, a tourist family from Delhi was reportedly attacked with knives and swords in Goa. As per reports, the tourists were staying at a resort called "Spazio Leisure" in the Anjuna region when some miscreants attacked them viciously with sharp weapons. Since then, a video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms.
Details of attack on tourists in Goa
One of the victims of the attack, Jatin Sharma, shared a video of the incident on his Instagram account, alleging that four individuals outside their hotel attacked him and his family with weapons. The ordeal began when Sharma complained to the manager about some employees, who were later fired. Soon after, four people allegedly attacked Sharma and his family.
Video of attack goes viral on social media
In the video of the gutwrenching attack, a group of people can be purportedly seen attacking Sharma and his family members violently with swords and knives, while a woman can be heard screaming for help in the background. In his post, Sharma also named a few of the accused attackers, including Nyron Dias, Kashinath Agarwadekar, and Royston Dias.
Trigger warning: Here's video of incident
Warning ⚠️ #Shocking- A tourist family attacked with swords and knives, injured grievously at Anjuna (#Warning- Graphic Video, Viewers Discretion Advised) (1/4)#Goa is not save for tourists— Siraj Noorani (@sirajnoorani) March 12, 2023
3 arrested so far in case: Police
The family also claimed that the case was initially only registered under Section 324 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which allowed the accused to be released immediately. Following the accusation, North Goa Police Superintendent Nidhin Valsan stated that departmental action was taken against delinquent officers. He also added, "Section 307 (murder attempt) of the IPC has been added and 3 were arrested."
Goa CM reacts to Anjuna attack
Meanwhile, the incident also caught the attention of Goa CM Pramod Sawant. Taking to Twitter, Sawant wrote, "Today's violent incident in Anjuna is shocking and intolerable." "I have directed the police to take the harshest action against the perpetrators. Such anti-social elements are a threat to the peace and safety of the people in the state, and will be dealt with strictly," he added.
Twitter post by CM Sawant
Today’s violent incident in Anjuna is shocking and intolerable. I have directed the Police to take the harshest action against the perpetrators. Such anti-social elements are a threat to the peace and safety of the people in the State, and will be dealt with strictly.— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) March 12, 2023