Man held after Goa murder

BEAT THE ENERGY PRICE CAP INCREASE - SWITCH NOW!

 
The price cap is set to rise by £117 – switch supplier to cut your bills by up to £447* & the chance to win a Fitbit (T&Cs apply).

in partnership with Banner uswitch

Looking to switch your business energy supplier? Click here

* Between 1 Jul 2018 and 31 Dec 2018, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £447 or more.

Indian police are questioning a man after a British woman was found dead with her throat slit in the southern province of Goa on Friday.

The body of Denise Higgins, 52, from Oxfordshire, was discovered by a rickshaw driver in Ms Higgins' home in Margao.

"He said that the main door was locked so he went to the back door which was slightly open," a police spokesperson said.

"He found her lying on the floor in the sitting room and there was blood everywhere."

The Foreign Office confirmed that a British national was killed in Goa on Friday and said that local police were investigating the case as a murder.

The weapon used in the killing, a kitchen knife, was reportedly discovered embedded in Ms Higgins' neck.

Police held 27-year-old Anand Kamble in connection with the killing. He was visiting Ms Higgins, a retired civil servant and widow, at the time of her death.

Mr Kamble's wife and daughter were also visiting and were believed to be in the house sleeping at the time of the murder. They have subsequently disappeared and their whereabouts remain unknown.

Ms Higgins, who moved to India last year, has two adult children.

A sexual motive has been ruled out by police, who said a motive for the killing has yet to emerge.

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.


Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more