Third arrest in Scarlett murder hunt
Thursday 13 March 2008
A second man appeared in court today on suspicion of drugging, raping and murdering British teenager Scarlett Keeling found dead on a beach in Goa.
Placido Carvalho, understood to be in his late 40s, was remanded in custody for 14 days.
Carvalho, who was arrested last night by Goan police, has not yet had any charges laid against him, said BBC News.
Meanwhile a third person was arrested earlier today in connection with 15-year-old Scarlett's death, according to Vikram Varma, the lawyer acting for her mother Fiona MacKeown.
Police are already questioning the first man they arrested, Samson D'Souza, 28, who appeared in court in Mapusa, Goa, on Monday and was remanded in custody for 14 days.
Mr Varma said there will be further arrests in connection with Scarlett's death.
"I have been told the police will be arresting more people," Mr Varma said from Goa today.
Local police initially said Scarlett, whose semi-naked body was found in the resort of Anjuna on February 19, had accidentally drowned.
A murder investigation was launched following a second post mortem examination - carried out following pressure from Ms MacKeown - which showed she had been attacked.
Scarlett had been staying with her boyfriend, a 25-year-old Goan tour guide, called Julio Lobo, in Anjuna, when she was last seen at a bar in the resort.
In a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ms MacKeown said: "I have no faith in the leadership of the Goa Police."
She has claimed drug dealers, politicians and police had collaborated to disguise her daughter's death and said the administration tried to it hush up as a simple case of drowning.
Mr Varma said his client wanted to know why the killing was reported as a drowning case.
He said criminals had influence over the police administration to ensure such crimes were reported as death due to drowning or overdose.
Meanwhile police inspector Kishan Kumar has said Ms MacKeown could still be investigated for leaving her daughter at the resort while the rest of the family travelled.
Mr Kumar said all aspects of the case will be looked at and added that could include possible neglect.
Ms MacKeown said: "I think I was probably naive and too trusting of the people around her that claimed to be her friends.
"I do not think I was negligent in any other way."
Ms MacKeown was on a six month holiday with her boyfriend, Scarlett and six other younger children.
The magicians using online collaboration to push boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Jennifer Lawrence: 'It should be illegal to call someone fat on TV'
Ian Watkins: Police probed over earlier allegations as paedophile Lostprophets singer sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
DNA from a 50,000 year old toe shows Neanderthals were highly inbred
Devyani Khobragade: India-US row escalates over arrest of diplomat in New York
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
UK evangelist says Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- < Previous
- Next >
£500 - £680 per day: Harrington Starr: Murex Business Analyst - 1000 CHF per d...
£35000 - £42000 per annum + excellent company benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group:...
Negotiable: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: Capita Education Resou...
£39000 - £425000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Newly Qualified ...