In a gruesome murder that shocked the residents of San Jose de Areal, about 6 kms away from Margao, a man was beheaded and his naked body was dumped by the roadside.
Although police launched a massive search operation the head of the person could not be found and police suspect that the murderers might have dumped it somewhere else to delay identification of the dead person.
The deceased man was apparently tied with a nylon ropes going by the wounds on his hands and was also beaten before being killed as the body had multiple injuries with deep wounds on the stomach and shoulder.
Police surmise that the 5.7 feet tall, 35-40 year old deceased with a wheatish complexion might be a muslim and appealed to public to co-operate in identifying the person.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar who is supervising the investigations said their priority was to identify the deceased as unless that is done, not much headway would be made in the case.