Woman raped, killed in Goa

December 27th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Panaji, Dec 27 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman was raped and killed along the Arambol beach in Goa, a police officer said Saturday.The woman, identified as a local villager, was found naked by the fishermen returning from the sea in early hours of Friday. She used to sell flowers at the beach.

The fisherman informed the police about the killing.

“We had sent the body for post mortem. The report which arrived late yesterday (Friday) evening confirmed rape,” Police Sub-Inspector Sarvesh Narvekar told IANS.

The incident took place despite repeated assurances of round the clock patrolling by armed personnel. Security was beefed up in Goa’s 105 km long coastline following intelligence inputs of suspected terror strikes.

The killing has again sparked speculation over the safety of women in Goa. In February, 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling was found raped and killed at Anjuna beach.

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