PANJIM: Goa Police will conduct postmortem on the body of a Russian, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Anjuna on June 25. The Russian Consulate in Mumbai too has taken cognizance of the death, seeking details from the State police.
Yury Nikolaevich Vergiles, (48), died under mysterious circumstances at a
private hospital at Anjuna, following which his close friend and business partner Yulia Yaskova had suspected foul play.
“Since she (Yulia) has made allegations, we will write to the Goa Medical College for an autopsy,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Bossuet Silva told Herald.
Anjuna police initially had refused to investigate claiming it a case of natural death. The case was filed only after a complaint from the Russian woman.
The deceased was living in Goa for over 10 years. He was referred to the private hospital when he complained of uneasiness and died while being treated.
The initial medical reports indicated that the deceased had a history of alcohol-abuse. He was twice treated for alcohol in the local hospital.
“The deceased was my patient because of his alcohol problem and was admitted twice earlier on January 26, 2012 and discharged on January 29, 2012. Second time on May 27, 2012 and discharged on May 29, 2012,” Dr Jawaharlal Henriques of St Anthony Hospital & Research Centre, Anjuna has said in his written reply to the police.
The Russian, according to the doctor was in a bad state and was diagnosed with serious problems. The doctor’s written reply to the police said he died at 8pm, on June 25, at St Anthony Prais Vaddo.
“(He)…had no pulse and (his) respiration was shallow and full of ‘crepts and ronchi’… My diagnoses are Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) with Aspiration Pneumonia,” he stated in the medical certificate to the police.
The Consul General of the Russian Embassy in Mumbai while taking cognizance of the death has in a communication to Goan authorities on Friday, asked for details of Vergiles’ death.
“The matter is looked into by the Russian Consulate and requests have been made to the appropriate authorities for documents and related information,” Advocate Vikram Varma, representative for the Russian Consul in Goa, said.