NO PAGES OF SCARLET'S DIARY MISSING: CBI TELLS COURT

Panjim, September 17- Scarlet's diary is intact and no pages of her diary are missing the Public Prosecutor representing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the death of a British teenager told the Goa Children’s Court today.

Scarlet Keeling

PP Rivonkar told the Court President Savoikar that all pages of the crucial diary, wherein the minor had penned down her life’s experience, are intact. “No pages from Scarlett’s person diary are missing. Goa police had furnished a photocopy of the diary to CBI after the latter took over the case investigation in June 2008,” the PP told the Court.
Order on the same will be pronounced on October 1 following which regular trial of recording statements of witnesses will proceed. Advocate Peter Jos D’Souza representing one of the accused Placido Carvalho of sexually assaulting the 15-year-old school girl and leaving her to die on the Anjuna shore, on August 27 informed the Court that crucial pages from the diary are missing.
GCC then asked the CBI to file its reply to the defense lawyer’s contention. During the course of investigation, the first investigating agency – Goa police – claimed that it discovered the diary from the possession of the tourist’s Goan boyfriend – Julio Lobo.
The victim apparently gave a detailed description of her life, including candid remarks about her frustrations, likes, dislikes, drugs, alcohol and her sex life The diary contained explicit details of her life, her family members comprising of her mother –Fiona Mackeown and her siblings and others and several frank notes about her frustrations, likes, dislikes, drug, alcohol usage and her sex life.
Two locals – Sanson D’Souza (28) and Placido Carvalho (36) have been booked in the case, who were allegedly seen drinking at Luis bar on Anjuna beach with Scarlett, the very same night she was found dead.
The two main charges of rape and murder by Goa police was lowered to outraging modesty of a woman and culpable homicide by CBI in their supplementary chargesheet, both of which are submitted in GCC. The pair is also charged of destroying evidence.
Scarlett’s skimpily clad bruised body was found upside down on the North Goa’s popular beach of Anjuna on February 18, 2008. The case hogged international attention after the mother’s ensuing campaign to get justice for her slain daughter

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