In a bizarre incident, a person was found burnt in a jeep at Barkatte-Mollem about 100 mts away from the Panjim-Belgaum highway on Sunday morning. Given the fact that the door on the driver’s side was open and a match box found close to the jeep, police suspect it to be a case of murder.
According to police, the till now unidentified person found in the jeep could have been murdered and the jeep set on fire to obliterate evidence. The body has been sent to Goa Medical College for post mortem following which the exact cause of death will be known,
The Tata Sumo jeep is registered in the name of Janardan Konkre from Poira, Mayem who had apparently taken some people to Belgaum and was scheduled to return home of Sunday afternoon.
The family members of Konkre could not identify the body as it was charred beyond recognition.
It may be recalled that about two years back a couple was found burnt in the same vicinity and till date police have not been able to solve that crime.