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The mysterious car accident in Panaji, Goa   no comments

Posted at 2:48 pm in cars,vehicle

Usually all the three major daily english newspapers in goa report the same local stories, with navhind times and herald offering better coverage since they have a more extensive local network. But on Monday, 21 July 2014, Times of India, Goa edition reported an accident that took place in panjim near dempo house on sunday around 1 am wherein a drunk young woman, 30 years old, hit two 19 year old motorcycle riders injuring them critically. There was also an attempt to cover up the accident, by damaging the car number plate so that the registration details would not be visible, when there was brief spell of rain.
Unlike most car accidents in goa, the driver was a woman,30 year old shobhika gaur, who was drunk and had a lot of alchohol in the vehicle. She was driving the car in the wrong lane, and times of india carries a photo of the mangled red car she was driving. She was arrested and released later on bail. The condition of the accident victims remains serious.
However, there is no mention at all in the major english newspapers in Goa, navhind times and herald, of this incident. Why are the local newspapers not covering this incident?
A little online research revealed that the shobhika gaur had completed her schooling in kanpur, an mba, working with two organizations manipal hospital and radio 92.7 FM at present. She had worked with hdfc in goa and icici bank earlier. Was the woman very influential locally due to which local newspapers did not carry the story? Or is there something else about this mysterious car accident that navhind times and herald dont want to report?

Written by ydpa on July 23rd, 2014

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