An alleged drug dealer Placido Carvalho arrested in connection with the death of British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling was granted bail today by a court in Panaji. Carvalho was arrested along with Samson D'Souza for drugging, raping and leaving Scarlett to die on Goa's popular Anjuna beach on February 18.
President of children's court Desmond D'costa released Carvalho on a surety of Rs 25,000 and asked him to surrender his passport before the state police within seven days. While Samson is the main accused in Scarlett's death, Placido was charged for conspiring with him in the offence.
Police had booked Placido under section 302, 328 and 327 of Indian Penal code read with section 32 and also under Goa Children's Act as Scarlett was a minor. Scarlett's bruised body was found on Anjuna beach sparking off a huge debate on safety of tourists in Goa.
Fiona Mackeown, Scarlett's mother had launched a campaign seeking to expose cover up in her daughter's death.
Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat who had intervened in the matter had ordered for the second autopsy in this case which recommended that the death be investigated as murder.