Hitman hired to kill my son still absconding: Goa minister

Saturday, December 11, 2010

PANAJI - Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik Saturday said that a contract killer hired to kill his son earlier this year is still at large.

Speaking to reporters here, Naik said that police were still on the lookout for Joeboy Lopez, who had allegedly taken a contract to kill his son, Roy Naik, in September.

Police are still looking for him. He is not in Goa. The searches are on in Mumbai and other parts where he could be hiding, Naik said.

Roy has been accused of being a part of Goa’s notorious drug mafia by UK tourist Fiona Mackeown, whose daughter Scarlett Keeling was drugged, sexually assaulted and killed on a Goa beach in 2008.

Similar accusations have been made against Roy by a Swedish model Lucky Farmhouse and a former girlfriend of an Israeli drug dealer who operated in Goa.

The SP (superintendent of police, north) is supervising the operations,” Naik said.

In September this year, police claimed that Michael Fernandes, who had been arrested for theft, had told them of a supari (contract) taken by Joeboy to kill Roy. The police were, however, not forthcoming about the motive or who had given the contract.

The state security review board had then decided to upgrade the security cover of both Naik and his sons.

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