India seeks answers on reported drowning of tourist

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Posted: Jan 13, 2016 8:22 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Lawmakers in India's coastal resort state of Goa have reportedly asked police for details about a U.S. tourist who allegedly drowned in a paddy field after being chased by local villagers.

The state's highest elected official, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, says the 30-year-old tourist allegedly fell into the paddy field and inhaled the muddy soil near the village of Korgao, according to the Press Trust of India.

The chief minister did not say when the tourist died or give any details about why villagers may have been chasing him.

In Washington, the State Department said Wednesday it was looking into reports that a U.S. citizen was killed in India but had no further information.