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Who Is Rajesh Pant, The Taxi Driver Seen Holding Hand Of Irish Tourist Just Hours Before Her Naked And Disfigured Body Was Found
- Priety Athwal
- Mar 20, 2017, 20:49 PM IST
Before she disappeared with her murderer Vikas Bhagat, another man was captured holding hands with her. That picture is the last known photos of Danielle alive.
The man has now been identified as Rajesh Pant, who is a local taxi driver. He told a leading English daily that he spent the evening drinking with her at Green Park Bar after lying to his wife about where he was.
Rajesh, also known as Kannar, has a 5-year-old son with his wife of 16 years. He said that he was not ‘holding her hand’ as implied by the picture but she was ‘helping him stand.’
The time was well past 9 PM on that fateful night. Rajesh Pant aka Kannar was one of the six men known to be drinking with Danielle Mclaughlin before she was found naked and brutally murdered by a local farmer near Deobag Beach.
Vikat Bhagat, who according to police is a known thief, was arrested and has admitted to the crime.
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 on February 23 and celebrated the Holi festival at Palolem beach.
Vikas told the police that he knew Danielle well and smashed her face with a beer bottle after she refused to have sex with him. The Post mortem reports confirmed that she was raped.
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