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Samson D’Souza sentenced for ten years of RI in Scarlett death case

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Panaji: Bombay High Court at Goa on Friday sentenced a man for ten years rigorous imprisonment in connection with death of British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling, whose bruised corpse found on Anjuna beach in the year 2008.

Division Bench of Bombay High Court of Goa comprising Justice R D Dhanuka and Justice Prithviraj Chavan sentenced Samson D’Souza for ten years rigorous imprisonment holding him guilty in various counts under Indian Penal Code including administering drugs to the victim and also sexual abuse under Goa Children’s Act.

Samson along with another accused Placido Carvalho was charge-sheeted by Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the death of Scarlett whose body was found at Anjuna on February, 2008.

The bench had pronounced Samson guilty on July 17 but had kept reserved its verdict on quantum of the sentence.

Samson was convicted under IPC sections 328 (for administrating drugs), 354 (outraging woman’s modesty), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting murder), and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and for child abuse under section 8(2) of the Goa Children’s Act.

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