Scarlett case: Contempt petition filed against police
A social activist has filed a contempt petition against police inspector Ramesh Gaonkar for failing to investigate role of British mother Fiona Mackeown, in death of her teenage daughter, Scarlett in Goa.india Updated: Feb 01, 2009 12:02 IST
A social activist has filed a contempt petition against police inspector Ramesh Gaonkar for failing to investigate role of British mother Fiona Mackeown, in death of her teenage daughter, Scarlett in Goa.
Aires Rodrigues, a social activist, has moved to the Goa Bench of Bombay High court stating that police inspector Gaonkar, attached to Anjuna police station, did not probe Fiona despite assurance of investigations given to the court, almost three months back.
Scarlett, a British teenager, was found dead on Goa's Anjuna beach on February 18 last year. Rodrigues, who is also a social activist, had earlier moved to the state's Child and women development department against the mother for leaving Scarlett alone in Goa on the day when her semi nude corpse was found on the shore.
Rodrigues, who is a lawyer by profession, had stated that Fiona was holidaying in neighbouring Karnataka leaving Scarlett alone, which is an offence under Goa Children's Act, 2003.
The state Child and Women development department had disposed off the case as Anjuna police were investigating the angle of neglect in the sensational case.
When the case was moved to the High Court, the state submitted that Anjuna police were inquiring into the neglect on part of Fiona.
Moving a contempt petition on Saturday, Rodrigues has said that despite submission to the High Court, Anjuna police have not initiated inquiry against Fiona Mackeown.