Scarlett was forced to take a cocktail of drugs including ecstasy and cocaine

By enquirewithin · Mar 14, 2008 · ·
  1. enquirewithin
    Indian police say Scarlett was given drugs, raped and left on beach to drown

    By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent
    Indpependent Friday, 14 March 2008

    Indian police say they have "cracked" the murder of Scarlett Keeling – alleging the British teenager was given drugs and then repeatedly raped before she was dumped, unconscious, on a beach in Goa. They say the overdosed teenager subsequently drowned.

    Detectives said Samson Da Souza, 29, one of three men arrested in connection with the rape and murder of the 15-year old, had "evil designs" on the teenager the moment he saw her and had confessed to his role in her death. He has allegedly told officers Scarlett was forced to take a cocktail of drugs including ecstasy and cocaine by himself and a known dealer, Placido Carvalho.

    Mr Carvalho, also known as Shaunuboy, appeared in court yesterday after being arrested on Wednesday night. He was detained for 14 days in connection with rape, murder and supplying drugs but his lawyer, Peter D'Souza, said that he had not been charged with anything at this stage.
    Inspector General Kishen Kumar of the state police told a press conference last night that he believed that, at about 4am on 18 February, Scarlett had wandered drunk into a beach bar called Lui's, where Mr Da Souza worked as a barman.

    Mr Kumar said police believed Mr Da Souza and Mr Carvalho gave her more alcohol, along with ecstasy, LSD and cocaine. Mr Da Souza took her outside and attacked her as she drifted in and out of consciousness before he was startled by someone approaching with a torch. "He dumped the girl then and there, who at that time must be half-dead," said Mr Kumar. "Then he ran away." He said it was believed Scarlett then drowned.

    The partly naked body of Scarlett, from Bideford, Devon, was discovered at the water's edge on Anjuna Beach almost four weeks ago. Police initially said she had accidentally drowned but her mother, Fiona MacKeown, insisted her daughter had been murdered and demanded that police order a second set of post-mortem tests and launch an investigation.

    Last night, despite the police claim to have all but cracked the case, Mrs MacKeown remained unimpressed with the police effort and said she still believed officers were covering-up aspects of the case. "The arrest of two low-level persons, to my mind, is certainly not a completion of the investigations," she said.

    Her lawyer, Vikram Varma, said police had not informed the family of the developments and had not yet even provided them with a copy of the deposition they placed before the court. "I have much distrust of the police because of their actions so far," he said.

    Mrs MacKeown, attacked by some senior politicians in Goa and many critics in the UK for alleged negligence and failing to ensure her daughter's safety, has demanded that federal investigators take over the case – a request rejected by the Goan authorities.

    Earlier this week, she wrote to the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, saying: "I have no faith in the leadership of the Goa police. The administration tried its best to hush up the death as a simple case of drowning."

    Senior police have said there is evidence that some Goan officers acted to try to protect Mr Carvalho. The original investigating officer has been suspended for the second time in four years.

    Mrs MacKeown took Scarlett, with six of her eight siblings, to India last November. At the time of the teenager's death, Mrs MacKeown and her boyfriend were out of the state and left Scarlett in the care of a local tour guide and his aunt. Mrs MacKeown later discovered that the 25-year-old guide, Julio Lobo, was having a sexual relationship with her daughter.

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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Drugs sold near night clubs, shacks in Goa: CBI

    Panaji, Nov 6 (IANS) Soft sticks of charas or hashish casually dumped on vegetable chopping boards in beach shacks at Anjuna, drugs freely available near the parking lot of a popular night club run by a former aide of a Congress MP — these are some of the stunning revelations in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheet filed in the Scarlett Keeling murder case.
    The chargesheet was filed in the Goa Children’s Court Oct 21.

    “Apart from charas, cocaine, ecstacy tablets, ketamine and LSD are available in Anjuna and can be purchased from the parking lot opposite Paradiso Club and Nine bar and restaurant,” the statement quotes Murli Bollujo, waiter at Lui cafe, a beach shack at Anjuna where British teenager Scarlett was last seen before her murder, as having told the CBI.

    Paradiso Club located in Anjuna is run by Nandan Kudchadkar, a former aide of Congress MP from South Goa Francisco Sardinha. Nine bar, located at Anjuna beach, is also notorious for drug-laced night-long rave parties which are held during the tourist season.

    The chargesheet also exposes the narco-tourism industry in the coastal belt of Goa, especially Anjuna.

    “In most shacks, foreigners and Indians are used to hash joints. No shack owner will stop a hash joint user. Sometimes he will also join the foreigners and have a puff,” Murli has said in his statement, which has been brought on record as evidence by the CBI.

    Another waiter at Lui cafe Chandru Chauhan has clearly said that the owners of the shacks themselves used to procure drugs.

    He also said that Placido Carvalho, one of the main accused in Scarlett’s rape and murder (along with Samson D’Souza), was a major cocaine user and peddler.

    “Whenever he (Placido) was in the shack, he was keeping it (cocaine) below the plastic cloth on the table meant for chopping vegetables,” Chauhan has said in his statement, which is now part of CBI evidence.

    The CBI chargesheet indirectly indicts the Goa police for failing to curb the drug menace in the coastal belt of the state, which is frequented by more than two million tourists annually.

    In her quest for justice following her 15-year-old daughter’s death, Fiona Mackeown had alleged that a nexus between the home ministry, police and the narcotics industry was trying to scuttle the probe into her daughter’s murder.

    A few days after making the charge, however, she withdrew it.

    Home Minister Ravi Naik has also clarified that neither he nor his son had anything to do with the narcotics trade in the state. “There are no drugs available in Goa,” Naik had said.

    Scarlett’s body was found on the Anjuna beach in North Goa in February last year. The murder exposed the seedy underbelly of tourism in the coastal belt of Goa.

    November 6th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
  2. enquirewithin
    “There are no drugs available in Goa..." and no sand in the Sahara!
  3. Shanthi
    If the girl was overdozing on the cocktail of ecstacy lsd and cocaine of the type thats available in goa I can only begin to imagine what she must have gone through in her last moments... Being a long time patron of Goa, I know it can be a very scary place for a lone young girl, let alone being under any influence. Guess life is only good when you are safe in company of those who care and love you. Whether you are doing drugs or working hard to make money or writing a song or climbing a mountain, you need good company and love to keep you going... I was looking for some fun thread related to Goa raves and I tumbled upon this one - very sad but true - too much sand in the Sahara...
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