Goa Police has registered an offence against suspected serial killer Mahanand
Naik under Information Technology Act for threatening a woman, whom he had
allegedly raped, using a mobile phone from the high-security Central jail at
Aguada near here.
"Inquiries into the complaint made by the victim at Ponda Police had revealed
that the calls were actually made to her from the mobile phone which had a
location at Calangute, where Aguada Jail is located", a state police spokesman
Preliminary investigations into the calls have revealed how banned articles like
mobile phones were smuggled into the prison.
According to police, the mobile phone number allegedly used by Mahanand in
making threatening calls to the victim was registered in the name of one Wilfred
Rodrigues, a resident of Nachinola village.
"However, Rodrigues has said that he does not know Mahanand", he said, adding
the inquiries have revealed that the documents submitted to acquire the SIM card
The investigations, he said, are surrounding the affairs within the jail and a
massive search has been launched in the Portuguese-era jail to scout for the
"We are yet to recover the mobile phone but we will get it soon", he added.
Mahanand had 18 cases of murders against him of which he was acquitted in 8
cases while three cases in which he is convicted are being tried in the high
court following his appeal.
The alleged serial killer had been convicted in 2010 by the North Goa Sessions
court for raping his wife's friend for four years and had threatened to kill