• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Mother of murdered Irish woman wants to face accused killer in India

Danielle McLaughlin

By: Sarwar Alam

The mother of an Irish woman raped and murdered in an Indian tourist resort said Saturday she wants to confront the alleged killer face-to-face at his trial which has just started. On the opening day Friday of the trial of tourist guide Vikat Bhagat, a witness told the court the face of Danielle McLaughlin had been mutilated with a bottle to impede identification. Vikat Bhagat Andrea Brannigan, mother of the 28-year-old who had been on holiday in Goa, was not present but said she would travel to India for future hearings. “I am very nervous for the trial and hope…

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