MUMBAI: A young Irish woman who was murdered in the popular Indian tourist destination of Goa was also raped, police said Thursday.
The body of 28-year-old Danielle McLaughlin was discovered naked in a field near a beach in the south of the picturesque state on Tuesday.
“We had sent the body for a post mortem examination. Reports have confirmed that Danielle was raped before the murder,” deputy superintendent Sammy Tavares of the Goan police told AFP.
Police have charged 23-year-old Indian man Vikat Bhagat with the murder of McLaughlin, who was from Donegal in the north of Ireland.
“Besides the earlier charge of murder we have also booked him for rape. The accused will be in police custody until March 22 after which he’ll be produced in court,” said Tavares.