Shame, Shame Shame on the Goa Police. 

Shame, Shame Shame on the Forensic Pathologists/Coroners who issue their 

Is there no accountability at all by the agencies of law and order in Goa. Just 
give up democracy and bring in an Agente Monteiro.

The Finnish Embassy should persuade the EU to issue a travel advisory against 
European tourists going to Goa.

Hitting the pocketbook seems to be the only way to bring change to this once 
lawful land.

Roland Francis

> On Oct 17, 2016, at 1:53 AM, Pirhonen, Minna U <> 
> wrote:
> For further details, names of the authorities, phone number of the advocate 
> and photos or Felix and his family, please contact 
> The Local Court at Canacona, Goa, has ordered the registration of a FIR in 
> the case of the death of a 22-year-old Finnish/Swedish National named Felix 
> Dahl. The dead body of Felix was found in suspicious circumstances on 28th 
> January, 2015, in Patnem village in South Goa.
> Felix had come to Goa for holidays in October, 2014. It was reported that 
> Felix had gone missing from Mini Goa restaurant in Patnem only four hours 
> before his dead body was found on a quiet gravel road 200 meters from the 
> restaurant. The police had been called by a local who saw Felix’s dead body 
> lying front her house in Patnem 5.30 in the morning of 28th January, 2015. 
> When found, Felix had 5 marks on the back of his head, broken skull and 
> severe damages in the brain.
> The local Police of Canacona, having jurisdiction of the crime spot, were 
> undergoing investigations through inquest proceedings U/s 174 of Cr.P.C., but 
> without registering any FIR. The police filed the case as a natural death and 
> reported to the family that Felix fell on the gravel road and hit his head. 
> However, the Finnish doctor performing the second autopsy concluded that it 
> was impossible to get the damages seen in Felix’s head by falling, and 
> furthermore, he had an excessive amount of an over-the-counter antihistamine, 
> pheniramine, in his body. Overdose of this medication has mental and physical 
> effects, such as dizziness, perturbed vision and mental confusion. An 
> American forensic pathologist contacted by Felix’s family estimated that 
> Felix’s death was a result of an assault by one or several persons that took 
> place several hours before his body was found.
> The investigation was concluded by the Canacona Police already in February 
> 2015, however, they did not close the case. On repeated requests by the 
> Mother of the deceased, Minna Pirhonen, from Finland, through various emails 
> and telephonic conversations, no attention was paid to recording of the FIR 
> and conducting a proper investigation. Instead, they then filed the death as 
> accident.
> Mother of the deceased conducted her own inquiry and found out that Felix had 
> a fight in Patnem the previous night with a young martial arts expert and was 
> then taken by the police back to Agonda where he lived. The following day he 
> had wounds and was afraid and kept asking people if somebody was going to 
> kill him. This has also been documented in the investigation of the local 
> police in Goa and also further documentation exists.
> During Felix’s last evening and night, a local man from Agonda took him to 
> see a doctor, after which the said man drove him to Patnem to Mini Goa 
> restaurant. After that it was told that Felix run away and the said local man 
> followed him by car but told later Felix could not be found. Thereafter the 
> said man returned to Agonda to demand Felix’s computer (worth 1.4 Lakh) from 
> the restaurant where it had been kept and used by the staff and guests. The 
> said local man has been violent in the past.
> According to the family, Felix’s wounds and the circumstances around his 
> death did not point to an accident. Later in February 2016, when they saw no 
> improvement on their son’s case, the mother Minna Pirhonen hired Singhania & 
> Co., a legal services firm from Mumbai, wherein they started writing letters 
> to the various authorities in India, right from Senior Police officials in 
> Goa, to Ministry of Home Affairs.
> After intense deliberations with the enforcement authorities, the Advocates 
> at Singhania & Co. reached out to the Finnish Embassy for their support and 
> intervention. As a result, the Embassy called its Counsel General to watch 
> the proceeding at Canacona.
> After convincing all the levels of the enforcement authority, and after an 
> intense argumentations by the Advocates Shikha Bhura and Rajdeep Lahiri from 
> Mumbai office of Singhania & Co., the Authorised Representative of Minna 
> Pirhonen, it was left for the local Civil and Criminal Court of Canacona, 
> Goa, to order for registration of the FIR thereby allowing the Complaint of 
> Minna u/s 302, and also to order the police to file a report about that 
> within one month.

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