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Fiona back, hits out at forensic dept

Fiona Mackeown, Scarlette Keeling's mother, has questioned the forensic department’s legal validity to remove them during autopsy.

india Updated: May 03, 2008 02:14 IST

Failing to get her murdered daughter Scarlett’s body organs, Fiona Mackeown has questioned the forensic department’s legal validity to remove them during autopsy.

“I do understand that for medico-forensic requirements a certain amount of tissue from various organs is an essential requisite by the forensic scientists to satisfactorily conclude on his testing,” Fiona, who is in Goa to take up the issue, said. “To my mind, the removal of entire organs from the body of my daughter is an action far in excess of the needs of the forensic scientist,” she said.

She has met Goa chief secretary JP Singh, Goa Medical College Dean V.N. Jindal and forensic experts. “I have failed to get the organs till now,” she said.

Scarlett’s bruised body was found at Goa’s Anjuna beach on February 18. Two autopsies were conducted in India while the inquest autopsy performed on her body by the coroner’s office in England had found several body parts to be missing.

According to Fiona, the full stomach, both the kidneys, the uterus, the spleen and the pancreas were missing.