Indian man jailed for 10 years for killing British teenager in Goa

Man convicted of murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa

An Indian court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the drugging and death of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found on a beach in the resort city of Goa in 2008.

Mumbai High Court Justices R D Dhanuka and Prithviraj Chavan handed Samson D'Souza the sentence for culpable homicide on Friday, days after overturning his acquittal last year in the attack on Scarlett Keeling.

However, the court upheld the acquittal of another suspect in her death.

Vikram Varma, a lawyer representing Keeling's mother, Fiona MacKeown, said he was happy with the court's decision.

It has taken a lot of time, but justice has been done, he said.

The teenager's death caused outrage among the millions of tourists who throng Goa's beaches.

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