The case in 2008 had triggered a huge public outrage and was put a global spotlight which highlighted the dark underbelly of India’s tourism industry.
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“I am reeling. It’s been eight years of agony. I feel devastated and will definitely be challenging the verdict. We had been waiting all this time and it’s just rubbish. India’s whole judicial system has totally let me down. Somebody murdered my daughter in this country and somebody must be held accountable.”
Goa Police had initially dismissed the teenager’s death as an accident, but after Fiona had pushed for a second autopsy which proved was drugged and raped, the police were forced to open a murder investigation case.
Few weeks after Scarlett’s death, two local men D’Souza and Carvalho were arrested in the case.