Panaji: The 28-year-old British girl who was discovered useless close to a seaside in south Goa on Tuesday was raped earlier than she was murdered, a police officer mentioned right now, citing the postmortem report.
The post-mortem carried out by a panel of docs of the Goa Medical School and Hospital (GMCH) has confirmed the lady was sexually assaulted earlier than she was throttled, in response to the police.
The disrobed physique of the lady, who had a British passport, was discovered at an remoted spot close to a seaside in Devbag village, positioned about 80 km from right here, on Tuesday.
In line with police, her face was smashed by the accused apparently to hide her id.
"The cause of death was compression of neck and the cerebral damage after she was hit on head with a beer bottle. The autopsy has confirmed that she was raped before murder," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Canacona) Sammy Tavares instructed PTI.
Police had yesterday arrested Vikas Bhagat, an area history-sheeter, in reference to the homicide. He was remanded in seven-day judicial custody by an area court docket.
Tavares mentioned there was a scuffle between Bhagat and the lady earlier than she was murdered.
One other senior police officer mentioned the lady was hit on head with a beer bottle by the accused, who he mentioned has "confessed to the crime."
"Police have traced a bag crammed with garments of the deceased, which was discovered dumped in an open house in Canacona after the homicide.
"We have also found the broken beer bottle, which was reportedly used to kill her, from the bag," he mentioned.
The girl had been holidaying in south Goa since her arrival within the coastal state on February 23.
Police mentioned she was seen enjoying Holi with locals in Canacona, hours earlier than her corpse was discovered.