CBI takes over probe in British tourist's mysterious murder

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New Delhi, Jan 10: Five years after British charity worker Denyse Carol Sweeney was found dead at a club in Goa, CBI has taken over investigations in the alleged murder which was turning to be a blind case for police.

CBI sources said the takeover was according to rules and the agency has re-registered the FIR of the Goa Police which had said it was case of unnatural death.

British tourist's murder: CBI to probe

When asked about the development, CBI Press Information Officer RK Gaur said the agency has taken over investigation in the case and the probe is on.

According to the rules, CBI takes over same FIR which was registered by local police but after investigation, its final report may add charges or discard allegations mentioned in the police report.

Denyse (35), while on a vacation in Goa had gone to Primrose nightclub at Vagator village and allegedly fell on the ground near the toilet, the local police had claimed in its FIR.

She was shifted to St Anthony's Hospital in Anjuna beach where she died on April 16, 2010 during treatment, it claimed.

The autopsy had claimed that she had died because of 'cerebral pulmonary oedema' (accumulation of fluid in brain and lungs) with multiple injuries on her body but could not determine the causes of the medical condition, the sources said.

The police had initially cited "drug overdose" as the cause of death, but following protests from her sister and pressure from the British authorities, it changed the course of probe to that of murder.


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