Sunday, 8 June 2008


Quick on Preetu's heels, here's Prakash Kamat's story in the Hindu which has this bizzare quote from cop Bosco George. This must rank as one of the five most bizarre stories ever to have been filed in this issue. Bosco is one of the more competent cops in the Goa Police, but then this quote from him is so bizzare... How can you ascertain the exact time when the hymen tore? In this case 6 o'clock? The ever vigilant Kamat swallowed this story? We are talking about a post mortem of a dead body here here and not discussing the benefits of Brahma mahurat!!!

Scarlette case remains unchanged: Goa police
Special Correspondent
PANAJI: The Goa police on Wednesday said their case that the 15-year-old British teenager Scarlette Keeling was “poisoned, raped and murdered” would remain unchanged despite the fact that the swab tests of the samples taken from her body were found to be negative.
Scarlette’s semi-nude body was found on the Anjuna beach on February 18.
Test reports
Confirming that the reports of tests of the swab samples taken from her mouth and vagina recently received from the Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Science Laboratory were negative, North Goa Superintendent of Police Bosco George, who is heading the investigation, told The Hindu: “That means nothing, because the body, which was found on beach, had been washed off.”
He said their case would remain unchanged as there was so much evidence against the two accused, including the evidence provided by the police surgeon (who conducted autopsy).
Mr. Bosco said: “There was sexual intercourse and tear in the hymen at 6 o’clock” as confirmed by the postmortem report.
The police had filed a charge sheet before the Goa Children’s Court against Samson D’Souza and Placido Carvalho on Saturday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This girl used to have sexual relations with her boyfriend in UK and later with her friend in India. How did her hymen break only on Anjuna beach, shouldn't it have broken much much before ?

Which six o clock is Bosco referring to ?

8 June 2008 at 12:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catholics attack Hindu Reporters. Why is it that the Catholic reporters keep on attacking Hindu reporters. Is Penpricks biased towards Catholics, because most of the Catholic reporters are left untouched and treated with kidgloves.

8 June 2008 at 13:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley's meeting with Dr Sapeco was indeed very fruitful.

8 June 2008 at 13:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penpricks, could be just one of those times when one has a bad day. All other things being equal, Prakash Kamat is very amiable and helpful in nature aka Paul Fernandes of TOI.

8 June 2008 at 15:18  
Blogger Caje said...


6 o'clock refers to the location of the tear in the hymen, and not the time.
It's a reference used by pilots/airforce...remember commando comics..."bandits at 3 o'clock".

Cajetan Vaz

8 June 2008 at 16:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

commando comics?

8 June 2008 at 21:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 13.35.
what are you up to Catholic & Hindus?
bullshit you guys who try to get religion into this mess.
6 O'clock is the term used by police surgeons to describe sexual assault on a victim.

9 June 2008 at 01:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catholic Journalists time is right to declare a crusade on these Hindu and Outsiders.

9 June 2008 at 12:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am aghast, reading the above comments and the item, at just how IGNORANT journalists in Goa are, starting with the PenPricks team.

God save Goa's newspapers, including the Times of India. With journalists like these, who needs readers?

11 June 2008 at 15:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anon at 11 June 2008 15:49
Black sheep exist in every profession. Why single out journalism alone?

18 June 2008 at 12:39  

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