Rape and murder of Irish woman in Goa: Who did it and how it happened

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New Delhi | Published: March 16, 2017 2:37:55 PM

The murder of the 28 year old Irish woman is another reminder that there is plenty which needs to be done for the safety of women in the country - not just Indian women but also foreign who have a tendency to expose themselves to violence due to their ignorance.

goa, goa rape case, rape case goa, goa news, goa latest newsThe 28 year old victim suffered a horrific rape in Goa and was murdered. (Representative Image: Indian Express)

The murder of the 28 year old Irish woman is another reminder that there is plenty which needs to be done for the safety of women in the country – not just Indian women but also foreign who have a tendency to expose themselves to violence due to their ignorance. She suffered a horrific rape and murder in a state that is known more for its ‘fun’ side than of crime, although a number of high profile rapes and even murders have come to the fore in the last few years, none of them more gruesome than the one of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling. Here is where the case is right now:

1. That the Irish woman loved the state was clear from the fact that this was her second trip to Goa and she was there since February. She was staying in Arambol and she was popular among her peers.

2. She was on a ‘backpack’ trip and had celebrated Holi before she was raped, murdered and left unclothed with her face badly smashed up.

3. She had left for a two day holiday party at Concona with another local girl from North Goa. After having attended the holiday party for a day, the two decided to stay at a common friend’s place.

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4. Morning after, she left to meet Vikas, whom she knew from her last trip to India. She was unaware of the fate that awaited her. According to the report, the two then went restaurant and pub hopping before heading to North Goa. They stopped at least twice on their way to have beer and as the day set.

5. Vikas then took her ‘friend’ to an isolated spot at the end of a beach, covered with bushes. He assaulted her there and left her after raping and killing her.

6. He smashed her face with a broken beer bottle so that her body could not be identified. He also took all her belongings with him for the purpose.

7. Farmers found the dead body of the victim on Tuesday morning and informed the police – they found her body covered in her own blood.

8. From her bag, the police found coloured clothes, her mobile phone and much else. It did not take them long to figure out whom she was with in her last hours.

9. They homed in on Vikas and arrested him without too much trouble as he did not expect to be found so easily.

10. Vikas who already has a long list of crimes reported against him has accepted his role. To make for a water-tight case, the cops are questioning his friends. As the investigation in the case is still underway the police is waiting for her family to arrive.

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