Finally, the justice prevailed and one of the two accused of Scarlett Keeling murder case had been convicted by the High Court today. In its judgement which was pronounced via video conferencing the court held one of the accused Samson D’souza guilty for the “culpable homicide not amounting to murder”
According to the report published by the Sky News portal, a former beach shack worker of Curlies shack has been convicted for the 2008 rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa, India.
Samson D’Souza was found guilty of “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” by Bombay’s High Court on Wednesday. He was also found guilty of assault, destruction of evidence and providing narcotics to Scarlett, among other charges, said the lawyer, Vikram Verma,
Meanwhile, the second man, Placido Carvalho, who was accused of leaving the schoolgirl to die after drugging and sexually abusing her, was acquitted from the case, said the sources.
It may be recalled that both the men were previously acquitted of her rape and murder 2016, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) appealed against the verdict.
The bruised half-naked body of the Fifteen-year-old Scarlett’s was found on popular Anjuna beach in the north of Goa on 18 February 11 years ago.
She had been at a Valentine’s Day beach party and a post-mortem showed there were ecstasy, cocaine, and LSD in her system.
Goa police initially sought to close the case as an accidental drowning, but the case was handed over to the CBI after Scarlett’s mother, Fiona MacKeown, raised doubts about the investigation.
She previously told Sky News the police case was “dragged out so long”, claiming officers had lied about the “whole incident to start with”. A second post-mortem took place which proved the girl had been drugged and raped.
Both the locals Samson D’Souza and Carvalho used to work at the Curlies’ beach shack and they were charged with culpable homicide, sexual assault and drugging the teenager.
According to the reports, they were last seen with Scarlett before her death and allegedly plied her with drugs, raped her and left her unconscious on the beach where she subsequently drowned.
Scarlett, from Bideford in Devon, suffered 50 separate injuries in the attack.