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Scarlet case: Fiona summoned to depose before Goa court

Last Updated: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 15:16

Panaji: Fiona Mackeown, whose teenager daughter, was found dead on Goa’s shore, is summoned to testify before the local court on July 30.

CBI counsel SR Rivonkar, said that a summon is served to Fiona Mackeown, mother of British school girl Scarlet Eden Keeling.

Fiona’s lawyer Vikram Varma, however, said that he is yet to receive the summons in this case and his client is ready to depose before the court.

Scarlet’s battered corpse was found on Anjuna shore in February 2008.

Goa Police had arrested two locals for drugging, raping and leaving the teenage girl to die on the shore.

The inquiry was handed over to CBI after Fiona had expressed her distrust over Goa police probe into Scarlet’s death.

The trial has began at Goa Children’s court in this case and the court has examined 13 out of 72 witnesses.

This is for the second time that Fiona has been summoned in the court.

Earlier, on April 15, she was summoned by the court but could not make it after flights from UK were cancelled due to Icelandic volcanic ash that had disturbed entire airtraffic
in Europe.

Scarlet’s death had raised a questionmark over the safety of tourists in Goa after police initial tardy investigation into the case.

Police had claimed this as a death due to drowning before her mother launched a campaign seeking justice to her slain daughter.

The investigations had revealed that Scarlet was high on booze and drugs and was allegedly raped by a local bar tender before being left to die on the beach.


First Published: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 15:16

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