28-year-old British woman raped, murdered and thrown in Goa Beach

March 16 2017

Police arrested a man on Wednesday on charges of raping and murderinga 28-year-old British-Irish woman on a popular Goa beach on Holi, the latest in a series of crimes that has blighted the picturesque state’s reputation as a tourist haven.

Deputy superintendent of police Sammy Tavares told HT a 23-year-old local criminal identified as Vikas Bhagat was arrested after locals reported seeing him with tourist Danielle McLaughlin at the Palolem beach in south Goa on Holi, celebrated on Monday.

“He has confessed to raping the victim and later killing her in order to hide his identity,” Tavares said.

Severalforeigners have died in Goa over the past decade or so, including 15-year-old British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling, whose bruised and semi-naked body was found in shallow water at Anjuna beach in 2008.

28-year-old British woman raped, murdered and thrown in Goa Beach

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