In yet another shocking revelation made by the family lawyer of the Irish national Danielle McLaughlin, the Brit backpacker was raped by the four men in the hotel room before she was strangulated and slashed with broken beer bottle and her was body was dumped into the field at Devbag near Palolem in south Goa.
According to the sources, the family lawyer of McLaughlin Advocate Vikram Verma told the mailonlineQ that the victim Danielle was raped by the four men in the hotel room before she was strangulated to death. According to Advocate Verma, when the body of Danielle was found undressed lying in the field there was no paint (holi colours) on it which indicates that she must have had a bath after celebrating Holi festival. “Danielle was covered with the paint (colours of holi) after enjoying the holi festival in Goa on Monday the13th March but when her body was found by police there was no paint on her body at all,” said Mr. Verma.
According to Mr. Verma, the victim Danielle was covered with the bright colours after playing Holi at the shack in Palolem where she went with the main accused to enjoy the holi party on 13th March. But when police found her body lying undressed in the pool of blood at Devbag, the colours of Holi was not on her body. According to Mr. Verma, Danielle was attacked while she was taking shower at a hotel or private room after she left the Green Park beach bar on Monday night
The emergence of the new theory may lead to change the direction of their investigations and Goa police may look out for the remaining culprits who were associated with the main accused Vikat Bhagat. It may be recalled that, as per the statement made by the Superintendent of Police Uttam Raut Desai in media earlier, Vikat has confessed to the crime but later he tried to involve the others into it. “We do not believe that there is an involvement of any more people in this crime,” said SP Raut Desai adding that, “We are investigating the matter from all the angles and will make sure that nothing will escape.” According to Mr. Raut Desai, “The accused removed the clothes of the victim so nobody can recognise her and in order to hide her identity accused tried to disfigure her face with the help of broken beer bottle,” he added. (source)
Meanwhile the accused Vikat Bhagat who is the major suspect of rape and murder of Brit backpacker was presented before the court on Monday in the charges of robberies have told the court that he had been abused in by the police in the custody. According to the sources, the suspect Bhagat have complained before the Judge Sarika Fal Desai. The prolific criminal, who has 20 separate criminal cases pending lifted his hood to show facial injuries and his t-shirt to show marks on his back which he told Judge Dessai were the result of police beatings. However Judge Dessai dismissed his allegations of mistreatment and he was remanded back into police custody until next 7 days till Monday 27 March 2017.
On the next hearing date when the accused returns to the court, the judge will hear an application to transfer him to the prison, said the sources. Meanwhile the PI of Canacona Police Station, Filomina Costa who is also the investigation officer in this case has told the media that, framing of the charges against the accused may take several weeks since as per the provisions, the Police can question suspects for up to 60 days before they must either be charged or released, under the Goa legal system.
On the other end the family lawyer of the victim is supposed to have been leading his own inquiry into the murder of 25-year-old Brit backpacker Danielle McLaughlin. He has made the arrangement to track all the final movements of the victim to ensure a thorough police investigation whose findings cannot be challenged in court and the suspects should not get acquitted acquitted.
SOURCE : VARIOUS SOURCES