Goa, Jul 30: Mother of murdered British tourist Scarlett Keeling, Fiona moved to Goa Court to fight for justice into the suspicious death of her daughter.
"I'm here because of my daughter. I want justice for my daughter. She was a little girl," said Fiona, determined to seek justice.
Scarlett 15-year-old was mercilessly killed in Goa's Anjuna beach. At first the Goa police dismissed it as a drowning death, but her mother fought to have the case re-examined and the second autopsy showed the death was homicidal.
Two locals, Placido Carvalho alias Shanaboy and a drug dealer Barman Samson D'Souza, were arrested in connection with
Scarlett's murder and were charged with drugging, raping and leaving Scarlett to die on the shore.
The case was handed over to the CBI after her mother repeatedly accused the local police of a massive cover up.
But today the two accused are out on bail who were supposed to be given severe punishment with 8 years imprisonment.
"Because was handed over the case so late, crucial evidence was lost and charges diluted. Homicide was reduced to culpable homicide not amounting to murder and rape was watered down to assault," said Vikram Verma, Fiona's lawyer.