Scarlet death case: Witness identifies accused

A key witness in British teenager Scarlet death case today identified both the accused before President of Goa children`s court.

Updated: Jul 23, 2010, 20:29 PM IST

Panaji: A key witness in British teenager
Scarlet death case today identified both the accused before
President of Goa children`s court.

Murli Sagar, working in a beach shack was present at a
place where Scarlet spent last few hours, before her mutilated
corpse was found on the beachfront at Anjuna, Goa.

The witness pointed out both the accused in the court
when public prosecutor S R Rivonkar, representing CBI, asked
him whether he can identify Samson D`Souza and Shana (Placido
Carvalho).

Both the locals are chargesheeted for drugging, raping
and leaving Scarlet to die on the beach in the intervening
night of February 17-18, 2008.

During the hour-long cross examination in the court,
Sagar contradicted majority of his statements given to Goa
police earlier on February 24, 2008.

He contradicted his earlier statement that on the
fateful night Scarlet was comfortable with Samson and was
sitting on his bike. Murli Sagar had said that he had seen
Samson holding Scarlet from the back.

The beach shack guy originally hailing from Mumbai
also refused that he had asked for cocaine from Samson as
recorded in the police statement.

PTI