A Twenty20 bookie found dead under mysterious circumstance in Goa

The Indian Premier League (IPL) season is the honeymoon period of the bookies and with the eighth edition of the tournament to start in less than a week’s time, it’s a time they take to gear up. A bookie, arrested for accepting bets on Twenty20 matches was found dead in mystifying circumstances in Goa, the police said on Friday.

The casualty, identified as Lakhpatraj Jain, is a resident of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Jain’s dead body was found near some bushes in the upscale Altinho area in Panaji, the place which also houses the Chief Minister’s residence and other VIP homes.

“We found two offshore casino entry ticket stubs in his pockets,” a police spokesperson was quoted in a report from IANS.

“The deceased was also staying at a hotel owned by a casino group near Panaji and there were no external injuries,” the police added.

It is said that Jain was earlier arrested in 2013 along with a group of other bookies from a resort in Goa during the Champions League T20 match between Rajasthan Royals and Perth Scorchers.

The police seized a laptop, diaries, telephones and Rs.40, 000 in cash from him during their raid then. The police have declined to rule out Jain’s murder for now as the post-mortem is expected to be conducted later on Friday.