Two charged in India over Scarlett Keeling death
THE mother of Torridge teenager Scarlett Keeling, who was found dead on a beach in India, has said she is devastated that no-one has been charged with her daughter's murder. Fifteen-year-old Scarlett was found on a beach in the resort of Anjuna in Goa i
THE mother of Torridge teenager Scarlett Keeling, who was found dead on a beach in India, has said she is 'devastated' that no-one has been charged with her daughter's murder.
Fifteen-year-old Scarlett was found on a beach in the resort of Anjuna in Goa in February last year.
This week two men were charged by Indian authorities with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Samson D'Souza, 28, and Placido Carvalho, in his 30s, were also charged with intent to outrage a woman's modesty, administering a drug with intent to harm and destruction of evidence.
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Scarlett's mother Fiona McKeown has fought a long campaign to discover what happened to her daughter and said she will continue her "fight for justice."
After the teenager's body was discovered on the beach, Indian investigators first suspected that she had drowned.
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Ms McKeown fought for a second post-mortem examination. Other evidence was found and a fresh investigation was started, leading to the current charges.
She is still waiting for Scarlett's body to be released by the Indian authorities, so her daughter can be brought home. But it is likely she will now have to wait until the trial is ended, which could be another year.