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Murdered girl's mother ordered to Indian court

A mother who is campaigning for justice after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter in India is being summoned to answer allegations of neglect, her lawyer has said.

Scarlett murder suspect freed on bail

A suspect in the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling was released on bail after investigators failed to submit charges against him, her lawyer said today.

The Konkans, By Tony D'Souza

Konkans are Indian Catholics who live around Goa, with English Christian names and a very different way of life from the majority Hindu population. In this novel the narrator's father, Lawrence, the first-born son of a Konkan family, marries Denise, a white woman visiting India with the Peace Corps. They relocate to Chicago and Lawrence's brothers arrive, looking for work. He feels obliged to look after them but hates the way they bring with them a culture he wants to abandon. Meanwhile Denise's love for him, which was really only ever a love for India, flounders, and his deluded belief that he can be accepted in a white, middle-class world, grows.

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Britons drown at Goan resort

A British man and woman have drowned off the coast of Goa, the Foreign Office said today.

Mother seeks more tests as Scarlett's body flown to UK as

The mother of north Devon teenager Scarlett Keeling who was raped and murdered on a beach in Goa said she wanted further forensic tests on her daughter's body when it is flown back to Britain next week.

Pathologist is suspended over Scarlett post-mortem

The pathologist who first reported that the British teenager Scarlett Keeling died in a swimming accident has been suspended by the authorities in Goa.

Scarlett Keeling's mother in hiding after warnings

The mother of the murdered British teenager Scarlett Keeling said last night that she had gone into hiding amid fears for her safety. Fiona MacKeown, 43, said she had moved to "an undisclosed location" on the advice of her lawyer and after warnings from local people.

Scarlett died after her head was held under water

New medical report backs up family's claim that the teenager was murdered

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Sarah Sands: Scarlett Keeling died at the roll of a dice. It's a perilous game

Each human tragedy has its socio-economic dimension. The terrifying abduction of Shannon Matthews is coolly discussed as a portrait of a debased white working class, with its multiplicity of fathers and attendant social workers. When Madeleine McCann went missing we rapidly absorbed the context. The parents were doctors, ambitious, gym conscious, dressed in high street chic. The holiday destination, Mark Warner in Portugal, was family minded and middle class. The McCanns felt safe to leave their children in the room, because they were among their own people.

Goa minister linked with drugs mafia, Scarlett's mother claims

The mother of murdered teenager Scarlett Keeling has accused Goa's police chief and a senior minister of being involved in a "nexus" with the drugs mafia that has led to a cover-up over her daughter's death.

Scarlett's mother in court, charged with negligence

The mother of Scarlett Keeling, the British teenager raped and murdered in Goa, was due to appear before an Indian court today to answer a charge that she failed to provide for her daughter's safety by leaving her in the care of her local boyfriend while the rest of the family went travelling.

Indian police say Scarlett was given drugs, raped and left on beach to drown

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.

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