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Goa HC to give verdict on British teen’s rape, death case on today
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Goa HC to give verdict on British teen’s rape, death case on today

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CBI challenged the judgement of the Goa children’s court which in 2016 acquitted Samson D’Souza and Plácido Carvalho in the sexual assault and murder of Scarlett Keeling.

The Goa bench of Bombay High Court will on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on the murder of Scarlett Keeling, a British girl who was studying in Goa.

The case of Scarlett Keeling came to lime light again after CBI challenged the judgement of the Goa children’s court which in 2016 acquitted Samson D’Souza and Plácido Carvalho in the sexual assault and murder of Scarlett Keeling. The CBI also filed an appeal against the acquittal of two men from Goa for the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2008 in the Goa High Court. The judgement will be pronounced through video conferencing at 5.15pm as the bench that heard the matter is no longer posted in Goa.

After finding the half naked dead body of Keeling at Anjuna beach in February 2008, Goa Police initially tried to reject the case as an accidental drowning. But soon after a huge national and international media uproar, the case was handed over to the central probe agency.

CBI had charged D’Souza and Carvalho, both working at the Curlies’ beach shack, with culpable homicide, sexual assault and drugging the teenager. They were last seen with Keeling before her death.