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Scarlett murder case: CBI to file chargesheet by Oct 23

india Updated: Oct 21, 2009 19:13 IST

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CBI will file its charge sheet in the 2008 murder case of British teenager Scarlett Keeling by October 23, officials of the probe agency said in Mumbai on Wednesday.

CBI, which was handed over the investigation following allegations that local police is trying to cover up the case, will file its charge sheet against accused -- Samson D'Souza and Placido Carvalho -- before a Children's court in Goa on or before October 23, they said.

On February 18 last year, 15-year-old Scarlett's bruised and semi-nude body was found at Goa's Anjuna beach.

Local police had arrested D'Souza, a barman and Carvalho, a drug dealer and had charged them of drugging, raping and abandoning the girl to die on the beach.

The charge sheet includes statements of eye witnesses who saw Scarlett with the two accused on the day of the alleged murder, statement of police and the doctor who examined the victim's body and also the statement of the girl's mother Fiona Mackeown.

Both the accused are presently out on bail.

"The CBI's charge sheet should prosecute not only the two arrested accused but also those persons who are involved in the destruction of evidence," Fiona's lawyer Vikram Verma told.