Victim's family lawyer Vikram Verma speaking to to medi in Panaji, Goa on July 17. Photo/ANI.
Victim's family lawyer Vikram Verma speaking to to medi in Panaji, Goa on July 17. Photo/ANI.

Goa bench of Bombay HC convicts one accused in death of British teenager

ANI | Updated: Jul 17, 2019 23:54 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], July 17 (ANI): The Bombay High Court's Goa bench on Wednesday convicted one of the accused Samson D'Souza and acquitted Placido Carvahlo in connection with the death of a British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2008.
CBI Special Prosecutor Ejaz Khan said Samson D'Souza is convicted and accused Placido Carvalho is acquited.
"The matter will be heard on Friday," he said.
Keeling's family lawyer Vikram Verma said, "In this case, there were two accused. Carvahlo is acquited and D'Souza is convicted. D'Souza is convicted under section 354 for outraging the modesty of the girl, under section 328 for giving narcotics to the teenager."
Verma added, "Under 304 (2) which is causing death in knowledge but not with intention, 201 for disappearing the evidence, and sections of Goa children's act section 82 where the conduct of the individual that led to girl's death. D'Souza was found guilty on all counts. Carvahlo was found not guilty." (ANI)

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