NGO lodges complaint against Goa Home Minister's son

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Panaji, Oct 16 (UNI) An NGO today lodged a complaint against Roy Naik, son of the state Home Minister Ravi Naik, after publication of media reports in the international press implicating him in two cases of murder and rape.

Green Goa Foundation (GGF) vice chairman Anwar Shaikh lodged the complaint with Panaji police station.

In his complaint letter, circulated to the media, Mr Shaikh stated that GGF was shocked to learn from media reports in the international press, particularly in the reputed Daily Mail of London, that a Goan minister's son was linked to the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling and the death of British tourist Stephen Bennett, whose body was found hanging from a tree in 2006.

These incidents have brought disrepute to the state and has created a 'wrong' impression among the international community that criminals in Goa are being protected by the state machinery, he said.

Mr Shaikh claimed that the NGO, which has been taking up matters of public interest all over Goa, had collected evidences against Roy Naik. The Goa police were protecting Roy because his father is the Home Minister, he alleged.

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