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Scarlet's mother cries in court

india Updated: Aug 02, 2010 20:31 IST

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Scarlett Eden Keeling's mother, Fiona Mackeown, could not choke her tears back when she was shown in court the clothes of her daughter, which she wore on the day she died.

Defence lawyer, Jos Peter D'Souza insisted that Fiona should identify the clothes, blue half pants and underwear, worn by Scarlet on the intervening night of February 17-18, 2008 when she was found dead on Anjuna shore.

Tears rolled down the mother's cheek when she examined and identified Scarlet's belongings.

Fiona had stated that two days after her daughter's death she was scouring the spot behind a shack where she had found these clothes along with a sandal.

The British mother is here to depose before Goa Children's court, which is prosecuting two locals arrested for drugging, raping and leaving Scarlet to die in Goa.

Placido Carvalho and Samson D'Souza, were arrested by Goa Police before the case was handed over to CBI for further investigation.

She had later handed over these belongings to Anjuna Police, which now makes as important evidence in the case.

Initially, S R Rivonkar, a public prosecutor representing CBI, objected to defense's demand to show Scarlet's belongings to Fiona.