Goa court adjourns hearing in Scarlett case till October 17

Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 23:34

Panaji: A Goa court on Friday adjourned hearing
in the Scarlett Eden Keeling murder case till October 17,
after the defence lawyer sought time to study the court order
rejecting his claim that some pages from the British
teenager`s diary were missing.

Lawyer Jos Peter D`souza, representing accused Placido
Carvalho, told Goa Children`s Court President P V Sawaikar
that he wants to study the order, which rejected his claim
that pages from the diary were missing.
Scarlett`s diary has been added as an important evidence
in the sensational case.

The British teenager`s bruised corpse was found at the
shore of Anjuna beach on February 18, 2008.

Two locals were arrested and chargesheeted for sexually
assaulting the minor and leaving her to die at the shore after
administering drugs to her.

D`souza said he wants to challenge the court order
rejecting his application only after studying the grounds on
which it was dismissed.
When the trial resumes on October 17, Murli Sagar, a
witness, will be cross-examined by a defence lawyer.

Mumbai-born Sagar was working in the shack adjacent to
the place where Scarlett`s body was found. He is amongst the
few who allegedly interacted with Scarlett little before her
death.

The case was initially investigated by Goa police but
was handed over to the CBI after the state police was
criticised for carrying out a shoddy probe.

PTI



First Published: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 23:34

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