Irish female tourist murdered in Goa...

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#1 Mar 15th, 2017, 20:25
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Really sad. Hope the culprits are caught and punished quickly
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Sad indeed. Read the story this morning.
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This happened near to where I lived for a while and is not the first death in the Palolem/Patnem area in recent years.

The South Goa group I'm a part of have been trying to rally police interest in a number of cases in recent years (and are doing so again) but I fear it will be another protest falling on deaf ears.

Although at least this one has some international reporting coverage.

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Irish backpacker, 28, 'raped and murdered' in Goa while celebrating Holi festival
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...-arrest-Deobag

The Express links with Holi celebrating .. surprising as Goa was one of those places to avoid Holi .. Goa now fully Indianised.
Elsewhere in north India expect a few dozen foreign females were Holi groped on Monday.
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Although at least this one has some international reporting coverage.
Like the last one that was widely reported..
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Sad for such incidences to occur, irrespective of where the victim cam from. Just wonder how can we make people more humane!!
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Originally Posted by old india hand View Post Elsewhere in north India expect a few dozen foreign females were Holi groped on Monday.
Expect that a few thousand Indian women were groped or worse.

Nobody should be groped. But why should the foreign victims should get international coverage?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Expect that a few thousand Indian women were groped or worse.

Nobody should be groped. But why should the foreign victims should get international coverage?


Can suppose Indians are aware of the increased risks during Holi .. and foreign tourists are not .. therefore.
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Frustrating and agonising to see such crimes day in and day out irrespective of who the victim is.

The culprit has been arrested and he had prior criminal cases. High time there is a central data base of all persons involved in crimes, starting with those related to child abuse and rape/molestation. The list of all those convicted should be open and accessible to all.

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We would be lucky if if remain whatever humane we are, I can only see things getting worse.

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Maybe because being away from home and facing such circumstances is all the more harrowing, and also because it helps to warn tourists of potential threats.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39274768
These are the kind of headlines that make me cringe and hang my head in shame. I hope that the guys are caught and awarded nothing less than capital punishment.
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Originally Posted by old india hand View Post Can suppose Indians are aware of the increased risks during Holi .. and foreign tourists are not .. therefore.
Possibly they should be. This forum tries to increase awareness of the dangers of such crowds, and often meets resistance in so doing.

And not just because it's India: I'm not going to join, for instance, a huge new-year celebration in a big city. And I'm not even female.

And also not because it is 2017, and not like the old days. VE Day, Europe, 1945: It is said that a lot of babies were conceived in those celebrations. Bet they weren't all consensual.
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Sad, of course, but it emphasises that we must be aware of our surroundings wherever we are in the world. You cannot take your safety for granted.
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Hi,

I read the culprit has been caught by the police and has confessed to the murder. I hope the relatives are not caught up in red tape and get swift justice.

I visit Goa at least once a year since may years now, and overall have found it safe. Such incidents bring bad name to a majority (99.99%) of the locals living there.

Would ask tourists not to get bogged down by such incidents just be careful and do not trust strangers with your valuables, personal information, hotel address etc...

Hope the police and local administration conduct frequent night security rounds on the secluded areas/beaches to bring in more confidence among tourists.

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This forum tries to increase awareness of the dangers of such crowds, and often meets resistance in so doing.


obviously, awareness will benefit the wide-eyed .. what is this 'resistance' .. give example?
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