Goa CM blames Scarlett’s mother and tries to evade responsibility


 Goa CM blamed Scarlett’s mother  and tried to evade responsibility for providing good administration and security for all tourists in Goa. 

           As Ms Teesta Setalvad a ( prominent lawyer who has been consistently taking up cases of persons persecuted by central and state governments) put it “it is immaterial weather a person  is a week older than fifteen or less, it is incumbent upon the government to provide security for all”.

            She further added, “Thechief minister by such  comments brings about a feeling that the administration is not worried about tourists. This will have adverse effects on tourism in India”. 

             Scathing remarks, some may say well deserved, were passed on police forces across the country for improper investigations, protection of criminals and nexus between criminals, politicians and the police.

Extracts of the comments are below.

        The Chief Minister of Goa, Digambar Kamat rejected the request for a CBI inquiry in the Scarlett Keeling death case on Tuesday (March 11); and charged an offensive on her mother, Fiona MacKeown, saying Scarlett’s mother is equally responsible for her daughter’s death.

       Fiona MacKeown had requested the Goa CM for a CBI inquiry into her daughter’s death, stating that she was frustrated with the Goa police’s handling of the case. Refusing a CBI inquiry in the case, Digambar Kamat said, “Inquiry in the case by the Goa police is on the right trajectory.”

       Kamat held Scarlett’s mother, Fiona equally responsible for her daughter’s death. “How can a mother let her minor daughter go out so late in the night?” said Kamat.

        “Tourists should take care of themselves.” he added.