A 25-year-old woman tourist from Una in Himachal Pradesh was found murdered in a room at a hotel in North Goa on Saturday, police sources said.
The victim who was identified as Alka Saini, from Himachal Pradesh, was found with stab marks on her neck when a maintenance staff of the resort, opened the room for cleaning. She had checked into the hotel in the beach village of Arpora on April 20, along with her boyfriend, who could not be traced now, a police source said.
"Her body was found by hotel's maintenance staff after they entered the room for cleaning on Saturday. We have found stab marks on her neck," the source said, adding that the body has been sent to the Goa Medical College near Panaji for autopsy.
Police sources said the victim was wearing North Indian bridal ornaments when she checked into the resort.
Police have identified her companion, who is currently missing, as Sukhvinder Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, who was seen on a CCTV camera exiting the resort on Saturday morning with four unknown persons.
"We have also alerted police personnel posted at bus stations, railway stations, the Dabolim International Airport and border check points," the source said.
A case of murder has been registered at the Anjuna police station. "We are investigating the case," police inspector in-charge of the Anjuna Police Station Navlesh Dessai said, adding a case of murder has been registered.
The Goa Police has sent teams of officials to Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh to track down suspects linked to the murder of a woman tourist in a resort in the coastal state, an official said on Sunday.
"We have sent teams to different places including Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh to track down the suspects," a police official said on condition of anonymity.
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