Indian Protests May Help Solve Devon Murder

A Devon mum says women's rights protests in India are giving her hope that there will eventually be justice for her murdered daughter.

Scarlett Keeling was  raped and murdered  on a beach in Goa when she was just 15 years old.

She'd  been  holiday with her mother Fiona MacKeowan  and  her brothers and sisters.

That was five years ago. No one has been convicted of the crime, although two men, who Fiona believes are not the culprits, have been charged.

Fiona says  she's up against corruption and an unfair attitude towards women which rates  them as less important than men.

But  since the rape and death of a 23 year old medical student in Dehli  loud protests in favour of women's rights have been heard throughout the country.

And Fiona hopes it'll help her case.

She's been talking to our reporter Wendy Buckingham  CLICK HERE     

Fiona is writing to  the new  chief Minister of Justice in the hope of getting Scarlett's case re-opened and re-investigated.