Goa police, probing the alleged negligence of Fiona Mackeown for allowing her minor daughter on a holiday trip to the State, have sought permission from the Union home ministry to go to the UK and interrogate the British lady.
The State police has moved a note-sheet to the home ministry seeking permission to depute an officer to interrogate Fiona in the UK.
"We have moved the note-sheet. We will be able to investigate the case further only after getting her statement," Superintendent of Police (North) Tony Fernandes told PTI.
The State police are investigating Fiona for her alleged negligence of her daughter Scarlett, who was on a holiday trip to Goa in February 2008. The minor's semi nude and bruised body was found at Anjuna beach on February 18, 2008.
Social activist, Aires Rodrigues, had filed a case against Fiona for neglecting Scarlett.
Anjuna police have also taken cognizance of the report, which appeared in the UK-based newspaper The Mail. It quotes Fiona's partner Rob Clarke mentioning about the mother and daughter's addiction to drugs and incidents that unfolded few days before Scarlett was found dead.
"We are going through the report," Fernandes said, refusing to elaborate further.