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Probe against Scarlette’s mom

india Updated: Oct 10, 2008 22:58 IST
Barney Henderson
Barney Henderson
Hindustan Times
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The Mother of murdered British teenager Scarlette Keeling, Fiona Mackeown, is facing a police probe on claims that she is guilty of neglecting her children.

Local activist Aires Rodrigues claimed she had violated the Goa Children's Act by leaving her daughter alone. Scarlett, 15, was found raped and murdered on Anjuna beach, in Goa, on February 18. “An inquiry will be conducted and action will be taken in accordance with the law,” the police submitted to the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court in Panaji.

In his application, Rodrigues claimed that MacKeown left Keeling with Julio Lobo, on the condition that he would give her
food and shelter “in return for sexual favours”. He also claimed that Keeling was involved in “trafficking” and that MacKeown knew about it.

MacKeown refuting the claims said: “People who claim I neglected her don’t know the facts. He behaved impeccably and cared for Scarlette like a sister.”

“I will carry on the fight for justice and will only be satisfied when the guilty are behind bars. I have to have faith in the CBI, but I realise there is a good chance I will never get justice.”