One arrested in British teenager rape-cum-murder case: IGP

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Panaji, Mar 9 (UNI) Police today arrested a person in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling, whose body was found at Anjuna beach under suspicious circumstances on February 18 in North Goa.

A hunt was on to apprehend more others in this connection, said Inspector General of Police (Crime) Kishan Kumar, adding that the details about the antecedents of the arrested were not immediately known.

This was following conversion of the case of ''unnatural death'' into murder/homicide following the second autopsy report the police received last night. The second autopsy was carried on the intervention of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on the demand by the victim's mother, who alleged ''rape and murder'' of her daughter.

The lady has also lodged a complaint with the police to order a departmental investigation into the role of delinquent policemen, who tried to write off the case as drowning with the autopsy report, clearly citing 50 ante-mortem abrasions on the victim's body.

The policemen were searching for the suspects at Anjuna beach hitherto notorious for drug peddlers and suspicious characters, police added.

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