Panaji: The mother of British teenager
Scarlet Eden Keeling, who was allegedly raped and killed on a
beach of Goa, today alleged before a court here that state
Home Minister Ravi Naik`s son Roy, along with four others, had
given drugs to her daughter.
"Roy D`Souza, Roy Naik, Julio Lobo (Scarlett’s
boyfriend), Samson D`Souza and Placido Carvalho (both accused)
had been giving drugs to my daughter," Fiona Mackeown said in
her deposition to Goa Children`s Court.
Fiona, 46, was responding to the cross examination by
defense lawyer Jos Peter D`Souza who had asked her whether she
was serious about her comments to the media that the Home
Minister is involved in the death of her daughter.
She also said "I have been told that Ravi Naik (Home
Minister) is the head of the drug nexus along with his son and
that policemen are also involved in the same."
Fiona said she did not tell about the same (Ravi Naik and
Roy Naik) to the police since she did not have any evidence to
support the same.
"I started suspecting Ravi Naik immediately after the
murder of my daughter," she said in the deposition which went
on for almost three hours this afternoon.
Scarlett`s seminude body was found on Anjuna shore on
February 18, 2008, following which two locals, Samson D`Souza
and Placido Carvalho, were arrested by Goa police and later
handed over to CBI.
Fiona said Scarlet was given drugs two days prior to her
Fiona, who was examined earlier on Friday, was cross
examined today by defense lawyers.
Talking to reporters outside the court, Fiona charged Jos
Peter D’Souza, the lawyer representing Placido Carvalho, had
intimidated her partner when he was in Goa. "I was shocked to
see the same lawyer cross examining me," she added.