Ex-Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco in a statement given to the Vasco Police said that his party colleague and Revenue Minister Jose Philip D’Souza tried to kill him during the ugly incident at Vasco on Tuesday evening.
He said that Jose Philip hit him with a chair and that he was lucky he had dodged it. “I would have even died if the said chair, which was aimed by Jose Philip at my head, had to hit me,” he said in the statement.
Besides, he also accused Jose Philip of instigating his supporters to break soda bottles and stab him with them.
Further, after he escaped from the hotel and got into the car, Micky said that Jose Philip instigated his supporters to break the windscreen of the car and also asked for a matchbox or a lighter to set the car on fire while he along with his friends were seated inside.