Scarlett's body to be flown to Mumbai
Slain British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling's body will be flown to Mumbai and would be kept in a hospital mortuary there.india Updated: Mar 26, 2008 15:58 IST
Slain British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling's body will be flown to Mumbai on Wednesday morning, according to the family lawyer.
"We have the required permission. The body would be flown to Mumbai and kept in a hospital mortuary there," advocate Vikram Varma told PTI on Wednesday.
Scarlett's bruised corpse was found on Goa's popular Anjuna beach on February 18.
Initially, police had contended that Scarlett died due to accidental drowning and later re-investigated the case after second autopsy was conducted following persistent appeals from her mother Fiona Mackeown who suspected foul play.
Police investigation in the matter saw two locals being arrested for drugging, raping and leaving Scarlett to die on the shallow beach water.
Varma said Fiona will also fly to Mumbai.
"We are not sure when the body would be taken to UK as the formalities for the same are in the final stage," he said.
The lawyer said Fiona will also fly to UK with the body. If she is allowed by Home Ministry than she would like to come back and continue her fight for the justice," he added.