Panaji: A 60-year-old tourist from Delhi was found murdered in his hotel room in Panaji in Goa on Monday morning. The victim has been identified as Virender Kumar and the motive behind the murder is yet to be known. Preliminary inquiry revealed that he was suffocated to death with a bed sheet by the assailants.
All the suspects were captured in CCTV footage of the hotel. “Sketch of one of the accused has been made as he is visible in the CCTV footage of the hotel and also visible in the CCTV footage of a nearby ATM kiosk. The suspects made two ATM transactions using victim’s card including one from Panaji and the other from Vasco,” police sources said.
According to police the senior citizen, Virendra Kumar, was last seen entering his room numbered 209 of Sapna Hotel at 9:30 pm on Sunday with four unknown people.
It was learnt that Virendra had gone out to a local casino and while coming back he was seen entering his room with four unknown people.
The hotel staff found the body in the morning and called the cops around 8.15 am. “The victim was tied with clothes and the cause of murder might be asphyxiation,” Police sources said.