Home»News» CCTV Caught Her Last Moments: The Goa Man Who Raped And Violently Killed Irish Tourist Claims To Be Her Boyfriend; He Used A Beer Bottle To Smash Her Face Because She Refused Sex
CCTV Caught Her Last Moments: The Goa Man Who Raped And Violently Killed Irish Tourist Claims To Be Her Boyfriend; He Used A Beer Bottle To Smash Her Face Because She Refused Sex
- Priety Athwal
- Mar 20, 2017, 19:31 PM IST
Vikat Bhagat, who according to police is a known thief, has been arrested and has admitted to the crime. According to reports, Bhagat confessed to the police that he raped Danielle McLaughlin and disfigured her face with a beer bottle because she refused sex He also claimed to be her boyfriend..
The postmortem report has confirmed that she was raped.
According to a leading daily, her family lawyer asserts that she might have been gang-raped, considering how athletic Danielle was.
Activa Scooter, Backpack And Blood Stains
Bhagat was arrested after his Activa scooter and clothes were found covered in red stains at his Canacona home. Danielle’s blood-stained clothes were also discovered in a backpack close to the house. The accused also had injuries consistent with being scratched by nails.
Her naked and battered body was discovered by a farmer in a field near Deobag Beach, about four miles where she was last seen.
Danielle McLaughlin, from Buncrana in Ireland, came to Goa on February 23 on her British passport and celebrated the Holi festival at Palolem beach.
‘I’m the luckiest person… off on another adventure’, she had written on her social page.
This case is yet another blight on the beach heaven that is Goa.
"I Knew Her Well"
Vikas told the police that he knew the Irish lady well.
Last time when Danielle had come to Goa, she was in Canacona for almost two months and that’s how he came to know her. Bhagat told the police that, on March 13, the woman called him to meet him. Both were together from afternoon till evening.
During this time, he proposed a ‘physical’ relationship with her and she refused. He was drunk and broke the beer bottle on the face of the woman. Vikas fled the spot leaving her.
He Has Been Sent To Police Custody For A Week
According to the police, before fleeing from there, Bhagat took away all the clothes from her body and kept it in a bag.
The accused was presented in the local court on Wednesday evening and ordered to be sent to police custody for 7 days.
Not The First Time In Goa
In 2008, the bruised and semi-naked body of British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling was found in Anjuna, 70 miles from the spot where Danielle McLaughlin was killed. But in September, the accused Samson D'Souza and Placido Carvalho were cleared in an Indian court.
Edinburgh-born Denyse Sweeney was 34 when she collapsed outside a bar in Anjuna. She was declared dead at hospital less than an hour later.
An Indian post mortem result showed her cause of death to be a drugs overdose and it was an accidental death. However, in 2012, another inquest in Derby said that there were no drugs in her system and there were, in fact, 20 unexplained marks on her body. The UK tests showed that she had died from a head injury.
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