Goa: Police arrest man accused of Irish tourist’s rape and murder

Less than 24 hours after an Irish woman was found dead in south Goa, police claims to have cracked the case by arresting a history-sheeter. The 25-year-old deceased has been identified as Danielle McLaughin and the a rape is suspected.

Less than 24 hours after an Irish woman was found murdered in south Goa, police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of a history-sheeter identified as Vikas Bhagat.

“We have arrested Bhagat. He has confessed to raping the victim and later killing her in order to hide his identity,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Sammy Tavares told reporters.

According to the police, the 25-year-old woman had come with a friend and has been identified as Danielle McLaughin. She had participated in Holi celebrations in coastal Canacona village, known for its popular beaches, before being found dead on Tuesday.

Police, suspecting rape, have sent the body to the Goa Medical College near Panaji for post-mortem.

“The body was lying in a pool of blood without clothes and there were injuries on the head and face”, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sammy Tavares said.

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Source By http://indiatoday.intoday.in

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