“Scarlette was raped by four to five persons by gagging her mouth. There are nail marks on the body and several marks, which indicate that more than one person was involved in the sexual assault. The police investigation in this case was completely misleading and evidence was destroyed by the police. Our findings are based on the evidence found in the post-mortem and viscera reports," Nirmala said. Initially, Goa Police had insisted that Scarlette died due to accidental drowning and later re-investigated the case after second autopsy was conducted following persistent appeals from her mother Fiona Mackeown. The autopsy report revealed bruises all over Keeling"s body and her mouth was stuffed with sand and she did not have enough saltwater in her lungs to indicate drowning.