Scarlett murder case: Prosecutor's personal e-mail hacked


Scarlett Keeling

The e-mail was leaked earlier last week and it was reported on the internet subsequently.
The hacking and publishing of the e-mail content on the website was an attempt to weaken the prosecution’s case and strengthen the defence, Vikram Varma has said.

The website has carried the details of Varma’s e-mail which comprised Keeling’s autopsy reports and personal communications made in his capacity as Mackeown’s counsel.

A contract, signed by Mackeown with a British channel to shoot a documentary on incidents after Keeling’s death, is also in public domain after this leak. The website in question publishes what it called “anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive governmental, corporate or religious documents, while attempting to preserve the anonymity and untraceability of its contributors”.

The leak is also an attempt to malign Fiona, Varma, a Goa-based Supreme Court lawyer said. Attempts have been made right from the beginning of the case to malign Mackeown, who has been accused of leaving her daughter alone in Goa. “This is to show Fiona as a careless mother,” the lawyer said.

“There is nothing in my e-mail which is objectionable or related to national security. It’s just private conversations with my friends.” Varma said such a leak would not hamper the case.
Keeling’s body was found on Anjuna beach on February 18, 2008 and the murder case is being handled by the CBI, which is yet to file a charge sheet. Two locals, including a beach shack waiter, have been booked.

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