Tourist: UK girl dead in Goa.


Mother of drowned UK girl in Goa alleges foul play
1 Mar 2008, 1120 hrs IST , PTI
 PANAJI: Mother of a 15-year-old British girl has sought a senior police officer’s intervention to solve the mystery behind the death of her daughter in north Goa.

Scarlette Eden Keeling was found dead on Anjuna shore on February 18 when her mother was visiting Gokarna in Karnataka.

Scarlette was on a holiday here along with her mother and eight other siblings.

“I am convinced by the information, I have been provided and evidence discovered, that there was foul play in the death of my daughter,” reads a letter written by Fiona Mackeown, mother of the deceased girl, who hails from Davon in the UK.

In her letter to Inspector General of Police, Mackeown has expressed shock over the media reports published after Scarlette’s death.

“The report in the media about the cause of death, which has been provided by the police officers of Anjuna police station are clearly premature and display a rashness of prejudgement unexpected of responsible police officers,” the letter reads.

Mackeown fears that such an act of prejudgement might prejudice even the doctors performing the autopsy (on the body of Scarlette).

Senior police officials stated that they are going to look into the apprehensions expressed by Mackeown.

“I have asked the SI to submit the chronology of the event. It was homicide or suicide is still under investigation,” SP (north) Bosco George said.

He said the police surgeon has certified her death as due to “drowning into beach sand water”.

UP:Police has arrested the son of a minister in a triple murder case


         THE UTTAR Pradesh Police has arrested the son of a minister from Girdharpur on Thursday night in a triple murder case.

        The minister’s son, one of the accused in the case, had been absconding since the filing of the case on February 6. SSP A. Satish Ganesh, addressing a press conference at Kasna Police Station on Friday , said, “We received information that one of the accused in the triple murder case, Ravinder Bhatti, son of UP Home Guard Minister Ved Ram Bhatti, was at his home in Girdharpur village.

        A police team was sent and he was arrested around 2 a.m. from his house.” “So far the minister’s involvement has not come up during investigation. If at any stage the minister’s involvement is found, he will also be arrested.

         Nobody is above the law,” the SSP said. Meanwhile, Ravinder Bhatti told the media that he was being falsely implicated in the case. He denied any involvement in the case and added that he had full faith in judiciary. On February 6, Yusuf and Shahbuddin, two brothers and transporters, and their driver Suresh were gunned down in Kasna area over some business rivalry . 

        The police have arrested three accused so far. The minister was named an accused in the case, while his son was named a murder accused. Due to pressure from various political leaders, Noida police had declared the minister’s son a runaway and property attachment proceeding were initiated against him.

         The complainant, brother of the deceased, N.K. Ballar, told Hindustan Times, “The police arrested the minister’s son only after political pressure but they are still shielding the minister. Our drivers are still terrorised by their group. We have demanded a CBI inquiry in the case.”

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