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Russian woman found dead in Goa hotel room

Panaji: A 33-year-old Russian lady was found dead in her hotel room at Arapora area in North Goa tonight, police said.

The deceased identified as Elena was found dead in her room, where she was staying alone, at around 10 pm.

Police inspector Manjunath Desai said the lady had arrived in the state on tourist visa six days back and was supposed to return back to Russia on March 24. She had travelled alone to India.

Anjuna police were informed about the incident by hotel staff who had opened her room with a master key when she did not respond to their calls this evening.

“The door was locked from inside,” Desai said. Police have sent the body for postmortem.

According to official data, about 40,000 Russians visit Goa annually and the count is increasing.

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