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In separate incidents, 2 Russian women found dead in Goa

The deaths of the two women come at a time that the Goa government has been facing criticism for the rise of crimes against women.

By: Express News Service | Panaji |
Updated: August 21, 2021 12:02:36 am
Police officials said that correspondence about the deaths of the two women had been made to the officials of the Russian embassy. (Representational/File)

IN TWO separate incidents, two Russian women were found dead in their respective rented apartments near Siolim in North Goa on Friday. While one woman was found hanging in her apartment, another was found dead in her bed. Police said the two deaths were not related.

The deceased have been identified as Alexandra Ri-Djavi (24) and Ekaterina Titova (34). Two cases of unnatural death have been registered at Anjuna Police Station.

According to police sources, the women were in Goa on tourist visas. The cause of death in both cases is yet to be ascertained since their autopsy reports were awaited, police officials said.

They said Djavi, who shared her apartment with her boyfriend, was found hanging in a room with the door latched from inside. While it is suspected that she may have died by suicide, police officials said that only post mortem report can confirm the cause of death.

In the case of Titova, the police are investigating the circumstances of her death, although there were no visible injuries on her body.

The police said the Russian embassy has been informed about the deaths.

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