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Goan arrested for Nigerian's murder

November 06, 2013 12:59 IST

A Goan youth has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Nigerian national, which sparked protests by his fellow countrymen, police said on Wednesday. 

The special investigation squad arrested Surendra Pal on Tuesday night for hacking a Nigerian Obodo Uzoma Simeon to death along with others in Parra village, last week.

Pal was arrested from Chapora, a beachside village in north Goa. 

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had claimed the murder as a drug related crime.

Simeon was found dead with stab injuries last week. His murder has led to protests by Nigerians who had blocked the national highway, creating ruckus. 

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