Panaji: British mother Fiona Mackeown today
said she is in the process of gathering evidence, which were
not considered by investigating agencies in the chargesheet,
in the case relating to the killing of her daughter Scarlett
on a beach here.
"It is clear that CBI has been restricted after
considerable amount of evidence was destroyed. However, it is
also unfortunate that some of the evidence still available has
not been acted on," Fiona, 46, told PTI, this evening.
The British mother, who was here to depose in a court in
Scarlett death trial, said she herself will be gathering some
evidence in this case.
Fiona will be leaving for the UK tomorrow as her cross
examination in Goa Children`s court (GCC) ended this week.
"If even CBI cannot be a deterrent to the criminals,
then perhaps there is no hope," she said.
Scarlett`s battered body was found on Anjuna shore on
February 18, 2008, following and two locals Samson D`Souza and
Placido Carvalho, were arrested by Goa Police.
The case was later handed over to CBI.
Fiona said there are a "few loose ends" that need to be
probed to get to the core of what exactly unfolded on the
fateful night when her daughter was killed.