New Delhi: The Goa Police has issued summons to murdered British teenager Scarlette Keeling's mother Fiona McKeown after she revealed that she knows the identity of her daughter's killer.
"If she is in the knowledge of something she should come down and depose. We have issued summons to her under section 39 and 160 of CrPC wherein it is a statutory duty of every person to provide evidence to the police, if they are in
knowledge of it," Superintendent of Police (north) Bosco George told reporters.
Fiona had claimed early this week that Scarlette’s murderer was a man with considerable clout.
Two men have been arrested in connection with Scarlette's death so far – Samson D'Souza was remanded to custody on suspicion of rape and Placido Carvalho had appeared in court on suspicion of drugging the British teenager and assisting in the murder.
Scarlette was found murdered on Goa's Anjuna beach in February this year.
Following are excerpts of an interview with Fiona in which she had said that she knew who killed Scarlette.
CNN-IBN: What new information have you been able to gather following your visit to India?
Fiona McKeown: A few things...I have been told that I can have my daughter's organs. They have told me the procedure to give them to me, I have to write another letter to the Chief Secretary. I have told the name of the person responsible for my daughter's murder but now the authorities tell me that the case has been handed over to the CBI.
CNN-IBN: Are we any nearer to knowing who is responsible for Scarlette’s death?
Fiona McKeown: I think I know who he is. It's just proving it and giving a chance to the CBI to investigate.
CNN-IBN: Is the CBI proceeding with the case and are you satisfied with the way it is being handled?
Fiona McKeown: I feel that it's taking a bit too long but the British Counsellor told me that this is normal and in fact moving quite fast in comparison to other cases.
CNN-IBN: What remains to be done in case of Scarlette’s organs which you mentioned?
Fiona McKeown: Some of the organs are in Goa Medical College and some of them are with the Forensics Department in Mumbai. I have to write a letter to the Chief Secretary and he said that if possible he will get it together and get it upto the Mumbai airport, then a flight will be arranged and it needs to be collected at my end.
CNN-IBN: Is this what you are waiting here for, the last rites?
Fiona McKeown: Probably yes, I am waiting to get her organs so that we can bury her but it all depends on the Forensics Department.