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NGO files complaint against Scarlett's mother

August 05, 2008 00:16 IST

A Goa-based non-governmental organisation has filed a complaint against Fiona Mackeown, mother of deceased British girl Scarlett Eden Keeling, with a local court in Panaji, for neglecting her daughter.

In its complaint, NGO Utt Goenkara has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the case, to investigate Fiona's role for leaving Scarlett in Goa while she herself left for Karnataka on the fateful day.

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Scarlett's bruised semi nude body was found floating at Anjuna beach on February 18 following which the state police have charge sheeted two locals for allegedly drugging, raping and murdering the British teenager.

The NGO has demanded that Fiona be made primary accused in the case leading to Scarlett's death.

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"Scarlett had come to India with her mother Fiano, who left the minor girl in the company of one Julio with the intention that he would take care of the girl, while she herself was holidaying in Karnataka," advocate Aires Rodrigues, the NGO's spokesman, said.

He has also mentioned in the complaint that Fiano was fully aware that the law mandates that all minors within the state of Goa be provided a safe environment wherein the parents are responsible to ensure that the child is not abused.

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