In the contexts targeted here (i.e. ditransitive clauses with an inanimate theme vs. monotransitive clauses with an inanimate patient), Diu Indo-Portuguese uses an indirect-object construction.
However, since animacy is relevant for case-assignment in Diu Indo-Portuguese, it is interesting that, when compared with monotransitive clauses with an animate (or pronominal) patient, the language adheres to a primative-secundative alignment strategy. A preposition marking what I will describe as dative-accusative case precedes animate patient arguments in monotransitive clauses. In ditransitive clauses, on the other hand, dative-accusative case is normally assigned to the recipient argument only, not to the theme (cases of double dative-accusative-marking on the theme and recipient arguments, though recorded, are not common).