Fight over crab turns fatal in Goa

Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) A squabble over a freshly-trapped crab resulted in the death of a middle-aged man at Goa’s Dongri, around 10 km from here.

Agacaim Police late on Friday charged 32-year-old Sanjay Haldankar under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPCafter the fatal squabble with Sudesh Mayekar, both of whom were fishing for crabs at a sluice-gate in Dongri, which is popular amongst locals for crab fishing.

Police said the squabble started late on Friday at the sluice-gate after Sanjay claimed that he had fished out the crab in question, while Sudesh insisted the catch was his.

“A fight ensued and the accused pushed the victim who fell and received head injuries. He later died at the Goa Medical College while undergoing treatment,” a police spokesperson said.

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