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Scarlett Keeling rape, murder case: Goa court acquits both accused

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 September 2016, 15:17 IST

Goa Children's Court on Friday acquitted both accused in the rape and murder of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling in Goa. This incident occurred in 2008. And today marked the end of the six-year trial.

Reacting on the verdict, her mother, a visibly upset Fiona MacKeown, said, "My daughter was murdered. Someone has to be held accountable. I am shocked and devastated with the court's verdict."

Scarlett, a British teenager from Bideford, Devon, had been on a six-month trip to India with her family when she was killed in February 2008.

Scarlett's body, partially-clothed, was found on Anjuna beach in Goa.

The case had first been investigated by the Goa police and then it was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

First published: 23 September 2016, 15:17 IST
 
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