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49-year-old Irishman held in connection with murder in India

He has been remanded in police custody for six days.

Goa Police Head Quarters
Goa Police Head Quarters
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A 49-YEAR-OLD Irishman has been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a Norwegian tourist in India.

The victim has been named as 41-year-old Sundra Erdemir. He was found with severe injuries in Goa on Saturday and died shortly afterwards.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told TheJournal.ie, “We are aware of the case and have been in contact with our embassy in New Delhi.”

The wife of Erdemir, Kinara Lundberg, filed a complaint and said the Irishman and her husband were good friends and would regularly visit each other.

The Times of India reports that, “In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the accused and the victim allegedly got into a heated argument over a particular issue.

In a fit of rage, [the Irishman] picked up a wooden drum that had been lying on the floor and allegedly used it to hit Erdemir on the head.

The accused appeared before judicial magistrate first class Mapusa, where he was remanded in police custody for six days.

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